Climate Emergency discussion planned for Feb. 10

Feb 03, 2020

Belfast — The city's Climate Crisis Committee will present a discussion of the worldwide Climate Emergency Campaign Monday, Feb. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. All are welcome.

This is the fifth in a series of public meetings to engage in discussion about urgent actions to be taken to tackle climate change at the local level.

The worldwide Climate Emergency Campaign is a resolution that has been joined by 1,300 municipalities, representing 25 countries. It commits to taking actions that will drive down fossil fuel emissions with the goal of reaching zero emissions by 2030. Among them are four in Maine — South Portland, Portland, Bar Harbor and Brunswick.

At this event, youth activists from schools in Portland and Bar Harbor will tell how and why they decided to promote support for this resolution. Among them will be College of the Atlantic senior Ania Wright, who has attended the past two UN climate change conferences, in Madrid and in Poland.

The Climate Crisis Committee is hoping to catalyze greater actions in Belfast, according to a press release.

This session is a joint presentation of the Climate Crisis Committee and Climate Solutions Waldo County.

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