Climate change protest in Palma last month. | Pere Bota

At the full session of the Council of Majorca yesterday, a motion to declare a state of climate emergency in Majorca was approved. Raised by the three governing parties - PSOE, Més and Podemos - the motion received the support of El Pi and the Partido Popular as well.

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The declaration, which called for environmental policies in line with the UN's 2030 agenda, will "place Majorca in the vanguard of adopting measures to mitigate climate change". With the declaration, a Council statement read, policies for tackling global warming will be strengthened. These include a reduction in the generation of waste and the promotion of the circular economy.

An aspect of the declaration is that the Council will set up a climate emergency committee.