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 and Resources Committee. A report into the issue will now come back before a full Council meeting in the near future.
“I’m delighted this motion has passed and Belfast City Council will now make tackling climate change a priority,” said Councillor McDonough-Brown, the city’s Deputy Lord Mayor.
“Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our future. As a large public organisation, Belfast City Council has to show leadership on it – the first step is to identify the Council’s overall emissions and then seek ways they can be reduced.