Council joins Climate Emergency Network

17 July 2019

The Council has joined a network of authorities pledging to take action which will prevent climate change.

After the Cabinet declared a climate emergency last month, the Council has now signed up to join the UK Climate Emergency Network.

It has been set up so that councillors and officers from across local Government in the UK can share practical solutions and information on their journey to becoming carbon neutral.

Councillor Karen Shore, Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, said: “Scientific evidence points to the fact that we are facing a climate and ecological emergency.  We have been exceeding the scientifically agreed safe level of carbon for some time. Healthy ecosystems are the foundation of our societies and yet we are destroying them.

“To play our part in tackling this, we have become one of the many councils in the country to have declared a climate emergency. 

“We will start introducing measures to reduce our carbon emissions. We aim to achieve carbon neutrality across council activities, and to inspire our communities to also lead more environmentally conscious lifestyles. We will keep residents informed on the state of our progress to becoming a carbon neutral council.”

The Network was formally launched by a number of council leaders from across the country at the recent Local Government Association conference in Bournemouth.

For more information visit: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/climateemergency.

For residents to share their ideas on how the borough can become carbon neutral, email: ClimateChange@Cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

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