Councils reaffirm efforts to tackle climate change - The Leamington Observer

Councils reaffirm efforts to tackle climate change

A COMMITMENT to tackling climate change will be reaffirmed by Stratford and Warwick district councils.

Councillors will be considering a report which aims to help the councils to joint refocus and intensify their work to respond to the climate emergency that each respectively declared in 2019.

For the first time, the authorities will be setting out their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and to prepare for the impacts of changing weather patterns across the region.

The proposals include a joint programme of work to develop a Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP) covering the whole of South Warwickshire and commitment to delivering many of the recommendations brought forward by the People’s Inquiry into Climate Change.

Climate Change spokesman for Warwick District Council Alan Rhead said: “The effects of the pandemic and postponement and subsequent cancellation of the referendum have in no way dampened the commitment we made in 2019 to tackle climate change.

“We have already achieved a great deal, but the scale of the task facing the councils, our partners and our communities means that we will now have to redouble our efforts. We are in a great place to do that, not least thanks to the amazing work undertaken by the 30 representatives who took part in the People’s Inquiry on Climate Change, whose report details the priorities of local people.

“We are looking forward to working on this jointly with Stratford District Council and firmly believe that by combining our resources we have a much greater chance to achieve our shared goal to facilitate decarbonisation across both districts to as close to zero as possible.”

Further information on the People’s Inquiry on Climate Change and the councils’ report on their combined Climate Change Ambitions can be found here



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