Recommendations on addressing climate change in district to be made today - The Leamington Observer

Recommendations on addressing climate change in district to be made today

Leamington Editorial 25th Feb, 2021   0

RECOMMENDATIONS on how to address climate change in Warwick district will be shared at a virtual public launch event.

Following three months of evidence gathering and deliberations, members of the Warwick District People’s Inquiry into Climate Change will be announcing their findings at the event today (Thursday).

Since November, a panel of 30 residents have been meeting regularly to discuss what needs to be done in the district to help address climate change by 2030.

Led by independent facilitators Shared Future and under the watchful eye of an oversight panel – which includes local business representatives, community groups, local government, academics and MP Matt Western – participants have sat through 10 sessions, during which they have heard from experts on topics ranging from the science behind climate change and practical options for making a difference locally to transport, housing, waste and recycling.

The findings and recommendations of the panel will now be published in a report to be used by the council and other organisations, as part of an action plan helping to achieve the district’s target of becoming as close to zero emissions as possible by 2030.

The council’s environmental spokesman Coun Alan Rhead said: “The launch event is a great opportunity for members of the public to be included in our climate change plans and to gain an understanding of what really matters to their representatives on the Inquiry Panel. I would encourage as many people as possible to take part.”

The public launch of the People’s Inquiry will be broadcast via Zoom from 6pm to 8pm.

Visit and search launch of the Warwick people’s inquiry climate change to register for the event.

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