Parliamentary Assembly

Climate change – challenging local environments

Doc. 10091
12 February 2004

Motion for a resolution
presented by Mr Meale and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

            Climate change is challenging natural habitats and environmental resources throughout the world. In particular, citizens’ local environments, i.e. gardens, parks and hedgerows, deletion etc., are being directly affected, which in turn is seriously altering nature’s balanced time-clocks in these communities. So far, environmental indicators have identified a significant number of changing patterns which include:

            Although many studies exist on the global consequences of climate change, little has been done to examine the local situation and the possible effects on the everyday lives of citizens and on the flora and fauna in urban, suburban and rural local environments.

            The Assembly should investigate these phenomena, looking at their possible consequences and attempt to draw up guidelines for better management of the effects of climate change on local environments.

Signed [1]:
Meale, United Kingdom, SOC
Agudo, Spain, SOC
Coifan, Romania, LDR
Cox, United Kingdom, SOC
Crema, Italy, SOC
Cubreacov, Moldova, EPP/CD
De Puig, Spain, SOC
Etherington, United Kingdom, SOC
Giovanelli, Italy, SOC
Gubert, Italy, EPP/CD
Hurskainen, Finland, SOC
Huseynov R., Azerbaijan, LDR
Ilascu, Romania, NR
Jäger, Germany, SOC
Lobkowicz, Czech Republic, EPP/CD
Magnusson, Sweden, SOC
Nazaré Pereira, Portugal, EPP/CD
Platvoet, Netherlands, NR
Pourgourides, Cyprus, EPP/CD
Schicker, Austria, SOC
Schmied, Switzerland, LDR
Txueka Isasti, Spain, EPP/CD
Velikov, Bulgaria, LDR
Vis, United Kingdom, SOC
Wohlwend, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD



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