FALMOUTH Town council has declared an ‘ecological emergency’ after a proposal from two councillors was accepted.

At a meeting of Falmouth Town Council last week, deputy mayor Kirsty Edwards and Cllr Dean Evans proposed that the council declared an emergency and supported the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.

Addressing fellow councillors, Cllr Evans said the council should abide by the slogan ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’

“Many years ago when I started in waste management I came across a slogan ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’, he said. “Climate change is something that we are going to have to take local action to address.

“We’ve got Transition Falmouth, XR, Greenpeace several other groups and many, many individuals taking action and calling on us all to do our bit.

“Science says we should keep global warming to a 1.5 degree increase, that’s why this bill needs to become law.

"Councillors have already declared a climate emergency, but it is important that we do not rest on our laurels. That we continue to contribute and press for further action, particularly in relation to our green and not so green places.”

He urged fellow councillors to support the proposal to declare an ecological emergency, support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill and write to Cherilyn Mackrory MP urging her to sign up to support the bill.

Councillors voted unanimously to vote the proposal through.