Tennyson disappointed by Climate Emergency vote

Alliance councillor Eóin Tennyson has expressed his disappointment after the UUP, DUP and SDLP voted to amend his Climate Emergency motion and defer it to committee. The original motion would’ve seen ABC Council declare a Climate Emergency, commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and establish a dedicated all-party working group to achieve that goal. […]

Climate change to be prioritised by Council following McDonough-Brown motion

Alliance Belfast City Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown has said climate change will be prioritised by the Council, after his motion seeking a reduction in its carbon footprint was passed. The motion, which will establish what the carbon footprint of Belfast City Council is and identify options to reduce it, was passed at the Council’s Strategic Policy […]

Council needs to take lead in increasing recycling across city, says McReynolds

Belfast City Council needs to take a lead in increasing recycling rates across the city, Alliance Councillor Peter McReynolds has said. Councillor McReynolds was speaking ahead of tonight’s Belfast City Council meeting, in which he will bring a motion calling for the Council to commit to introducing glass recycling across the city as soon as […]

Nicholl says lack of Executive may have climate change consequences

Alliance Councillor Kate Nicholl has said the lack of an Executive means Northern Ireland may get left further behind on tackling climate change. Councillor Nicholl was speaking after the Westminster Environmental Audit Committee released a report saying Britain will suffer 7,000 heat-related deaths every year by 2050 if the UK Government does not take decisive […]

Wilson welcomes recycling centres decision

Alliance Councillor Scott Wilson has welcomed a decision by Ards and North Down Council to open its recycling centres on bank holidays. The decision will see four of the Council’s facilities, including at Balloo and Holywood, open on a number of holidays throughout the year. “The original decision to close on bank holidays was disappointing […]