Lib Dem Councillor Ryan Langley has called on Hull City Council to step up its efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Hull Liberal Democrats challenged the Council to declare a climate emergency in March this year.
The Liberal Democrats believe more can be done by the Council and the City. This comes after a perilous heatwave affecting mainland Europe and the devastating floods that have affected communities across Yorkshire from severe rainfall.
*Photo: Boothferry Estate in Hull 2007
Councillor Ryan Langley, of Derringham ward, said:
“There is an urgent need to change how we produce and use energy in our society – the technology is there and resources can be made available to tackle climate change.
"Failure to do so will have future disastrous effects on our city; as we saw in 2007.
“The Liberal Democrats want to see real change by getting to the point where 80% of all energy production in the UK is renewable by 2030 – this will reduce emissions and reduce the risks of harmful and destructive weather here in Hull.”
Local Lib Dem Councillor Julie Greenhill, Derringham ward, also spoke in support, adding:
“I support the call for action to tackle the climate emergency, because I truly believe it will help alleviate the poverty of some of our most vulnerable residents in Hull.
“If we get the national funding the Lib Dems are calling for, then we can use the funds to raise energy efficiency for all low-income households in Hull. This in turn will mean residents won’t need to pay so much money for their energy – we need to tackle fuel poverty, it is a big issue in Hull and this will do just that, it also helps in saving the environment.”