Nottingham council have renewed their climate pledge

Nottingham City Council has signed the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration. 

The declaration represents a commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies and by calling on national governments to act.

With food systems currently accounting for ⅓ of global greenhouse gas emissions, the declaration urges governments to introduce integrated food systems where actions are aligned across policy areas and between different levels of governance.

Deputy leader of Nottingham Council, Cllr Sally Longford signed the declaration at St Ann’s Allotments, one of the largest inner-city allotments in the world – run by the Renewal Trust. 

She said: ‘It’s twenty years since we launched the Nottingham Declaration – and in its report, the IPCC says that there will be catastrophic consequences in the next twenty years as our global temperatures rise above 1.5C if nothing is done to stop them.


‘It’s a stark reminder that, despite many successes in this area for Nottingham, none of us have yet done enough to address this most serious of issues.

‘We need Governments around the world to come together in Glasgow in November and agree to swift and decisive action that will tackle the problems head-on. In the meantime, we will continue to take action at a local level such as signing the Glasgow Declaration to place food and local action at the heart of the global response to the climate emergency.’

Current signatories in the UK include Leicester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bristol, Brighton and Hove, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Scotland.

The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration can be read and signed here.

In related news, Scotland’s local authorities have been warned not to forget the climate emergency in budget planning. 

Currently, 18 out of 32 Scottish local authorities have declared a climate emergency, however, Scotland’s forest cover is currently around 18%, compared to a European average of 42%.

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