Climate protestors held a demonstration in Truro yesterday hoping to ensure the current Council intends to keep to the climate commitments made by the previous administration.

Members of Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, the Green Party and several local climate action and environment groups protested yesterday as councillors arrived for the first full council meeting at New County Hall since lockdown.

The groups hoped to get reassurance from the current Council administration that it intends to stick to the previous Council's plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

A spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion said: "This summer has seen unprecedented climate events including destructive fires, floods, storms and soaring temperatures.

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"The warning from scientists is crystal clear: emergency action is needed to reduce emissions, and needed now.

"We are unclear whether the Council intends to hold to the commitment made by the previous administration, to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.

"If the Council confirms its ongoing commitment to net zero emissions by 2030, it must explain how this will be achieved in the light of the contradictions in its policies.

"This is not a debating point: our future and our children’s future depend on us acting decisively, now.

"We undertake to work closely with the Council if it honestly reaffirms its commitment to a zero carbon Cornwall by 2030."

During the meeting, proposals for the Climate Emergency Development Plan Document that would make sure new buildings contribute to lowering carbon emissions in Cornwall were approved.