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Taymar Pitman challenges Newcastle Council’s Climate Emergency Progress

Today as thousands gather in London to lobby MPs to tell government #TheTimeIsNow to act to halt climate change, here in Newcastle our camapaigner Tay Pitman will question Newcastle Council's meeting this evening about whether any progress has been made towards a new Climate Action Plan. In April they declared a Climate Emergency with a 2030 carbon-neutral target, pushed by an almost 3,000-strong public petition started by campaigner Clare Andrews and supported by Extinction Rebellion. But they dropped the call for short-term targets and regular reporting...

Join us at 5pm to march with Extinction Rebellion Newcastle up to the Civic Centre ahead of tonight's meeting to remind the Council this emergency requires urgent action!