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Climate Emergency News

Walthom Forest

Welcome to the first Climate Emergency newsletter

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In April this year the Council approved a motion to declare a Climate Emergency, committing to developing a new Climate Emergency Strategy and establishing an independent Climate Emergency Commission. As part of the Walk-in-Stow event last month we formally launched the Commission, made up of experts from across the energy, waste and environmental sectors to bring their knowledge and expertise to help the Council in our next phase of tackling the climate emergency. 

The Commission will be co-chaired by Lucy Padfield and Syed Ahmed, pictured above with Cllr Clyde Loakes, the Council's Deputy Leader and Member for Environment.

The Climate Emergency Commission will inform the Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy and make recommendations for how, as a Council working with partners and residents, we can tackle a global issue locally.

Members of the Commission met for the first time on Wednesday last week to set out the terms of reference, topics for discussion and consider how they can challenge the Council on our approach, identifying where we can be more ambitious and helping us maximise the impact of our interventions. Decisions and actions of the meeting last week can be found here.

Did you know?

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270 people die in the borough from illnesses related to poor air quality every year.

Want to change one thing this week? 

Turn off the car and don't idle while waiting. 

Want to get involved?

Over the coming months the Commission will be taking evidence from a range of stakeholders including residents, businesses, partners and staff.

We will soon be launching a survey to gather views and plan to hold focus groups and resident panels. We will regularly update you and make sure you know how to get involved.

Following evidence gathering, the Commission will make recommendations to the Council which enable us to fully realise our ambitions to tackle climate change and develop a comprehensive Climate Emergency Strategy. This may include setting targets, identifying areas of opportunity, and recommending approaches and mechanisms for better partnership working with our residents, local businesses and partners.

Act now and we can change tomorrow.

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