Tackling the Climate Emergency
On Friday 22 November the Council will be hosting a Climate Summit to explore the local implications of Climate Change, and review the actions that the Council, the private and third sectors, and communities and individuals can take to make the Council, and borough as a whole, carbon neutral before 2045.
The Council is asking for the public to send in their ideas and suggestions by Monday 18 October 2019 for a Climate Emergency public evidence session on Wednesday 6 November. The ideas from this event will then feed in to the Climate Summit later in the month.
Share your views
You can get involved by sharing your views, big or small, on how we can reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions across energy, water, air, land, food and waste, and adapt our communities to be more resilient to the impact of climate change. Please email your suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of individuals, community groups and organisations have already submitted ideas. Some of the suggestions we’ve had so far include:
- Plant more trees.
- Harness rain water to flush toilets.
- The introduction of electric buses
- Promote a new ‘dig for victory’ scheme.Seasonal food could be promoted too.
- Increase pedestrianised areas (with more greenery) to reduce CO2 concentrations.
- Incentivise the use of public transport and car sharing.
- Offer reduced rent on empty shop premises for ethical and green businesses.
- Walk to school/work campaign.
Send in a short video clip
The Council would love to hear from young people on this topic and are asking children and young people to send in short video clips of them talking about the climate emergency and what they would like to see happen in response to the challenge it creates for communities. Some of these videos will then be shared at the Climate Summit in November. This is your chance to have your say and make a difference in your borough.