Views sought on plans to tackle climate emergency


People are being asked for their views on North Somerset Council’s plans to tackle the climate emergency.

The council declared a climate emergency earlier this year with the aim of North Somerset becoming a carbon neutral council and a carbon neutral area by 2030.

A cross-party group of councillors has worked with officers to produce a Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan setting out a series of initiatives, projects and policy changes aimed at achieving this target.

The council is now consulting on the draft strategy and giving people the opportunity to sign up for future workshops to help develop the action plan.

“This is a great starting point, an important first step,” said Cllr Bridget Petty, the council’s executive member for climate emergency and the environment.

“However, we will only achieve ambitious and important goals to reduce all our carbon footprint by working together. I hope to find partners in businesses, schools, communities and beyond in our bid to address the causes and consequences of climate change.

“We are keen to hear your views on how North Somerset is responding to the climate emergency and I look forward to seeing the results of this consultation.”

The consultation runs until the end of January. To find out more and have your say go to http://consult.n-somerset.gov.uk/consult.ti/climateemergency/consultationHome.