In the week before world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, Kingston Council formally signed up to the 10:10 carbon cutting commitment.
At last night’s meeting of the Executive, Kingston’s Lead Member for the Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change Cllr Bob Steed said: “The 10:10 campaign is a fantastic initiative which binds businesses, organisations, governance and individuals to a nation-wide voluntary commitment to do their best to reduce carbon emissions by 10% over the 2010 year.
“Kingston is already leading the way on this issue: having a longer-term, far more robust strategic plan with the Carbon Trust to achieve low carbon local government.
“However, I am fully supportive of what the specific 10:10 commitment represents. It is a public promise of immediate action, working together as a community of volunteers to make meaningful, positive steps in our own lives to slash the carbon emissions which cause climate change.
He added: “It is for this reason that the Liberal Democrat administration have signed up the day-to-day operations of our local authority to a commitment to 10:10 with Executive approval. I also encourage my councillor colleagues, Kingston Council staff, residents, and friends to show the world leaders the way, and join us in taking up the 10% challenge.”