Climate change representatives sought - The Leamington Observer

Climate change representatives sought

Leamington Editorial 7th Oct, 2020   0

CLIMATE change representatives are being sought by Warwick District Council.

Around 30 people aged 15 and older, broadly reflecting the demographic of the district’s population, will make up a panel for a Warwick District People’s Inquiry on Climate Change.

The first stage of a recruitment process began this week with a random selection of residents invited to register an interest in taking part.

The inquiry will run from November until February and will look at issues relating to climate change in detail, providing recommendations on how the council and other organisations should help to achieve carbon neutrality in the district by 2030.

The commitment was made last year to work with businesses, organisations and residents to get carbon emissions to ‘as close to zero as possible’ following the declaration of a climate emergency by the district council.

Warwick District Council environment spokesman Alan Rhead said: “Although we are still facing the challenges associated with the covid 19 pandemic, addressing the climate emergency remains as important as ever.

“The People’s Climate Inquiry will be vital to the council in helping to ensure we focus our resources on plans that can make a real difference to how we all work and live and will help reduce the detrimental impact we otherwise would have on the environment. I look forward to seeing the People’s Inquiry get underway and in particular, to hearing about the recommendations that come out of it.”


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