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  • Coalition for Climate Change is formed 19.07.19

    Coalition for Climate Action (CCA)


    A coalition of groups called ‘Coalition for Climate Action’ or, CCA, has this week been established in support of the citizens’ role to see action taken locally on Climate Change. The coalition is made up of the following:

    • Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society
    • Gibraltar Heritage Trust
    • Pollution Watch
    • Sustainable Gibraltar
    • The Nautilus Project
    • Environmental Safety Group

    In response to Government’s own stated ‘Climate Emergency Pledge’ a number of public meetings have been held, with groups supporting petitions as well as a recent local protest. The groups consider a coalition is now called for to coordinate and plan a sustained campaign on the most pressing issue of our time.

    The CCA’s key aims are as follows:-

    • For the setting up of a totally independent Climate Body, funded and tasked to roll out a cross-party supported agenda, set in a timeframe that legally binds all future administrations
    • For the areas to be addressed by the Climate Body to include: Pollution/Waste/Energy/Transport & Development
    • For the transition away from use and trade of fossil fuels

    The newly formed coalition also thanks the Minister for the Environment for his formal response to the House Petition that was also duly published. In it the Minister stresses his Government’s own agreement with the petition’s objectives. The coalition commends the framework produced under the new Climate Act as well as the detailed commitments laid before parliament by the Minister and the recent passing of the bill, supported by all sides of the House.

    The newly formed coalition nevertheless reiterates its call for the Climate Body to be independent, reporting to parliament and the community, and for an action plan with clearly defined timelines for the radical reduction of our carbon output to be set and rigorously followed with palpable consequences for delays in the process.

    The CCA is presently seeking a meeting with Government.