“If we don’t take climate action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Sir David Attenborough.

Published: Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

We want your views on how Stroud District can lead the way in limiting, adapting, recovering and responding to climate change, to protect future generations.

Stroud District Council is carbon neutral and one of its top priorities is to minimise carbon footprint, adapt to climate change and improve recycling rates – but we know that’s not enough.

Which is why we’re aiming to facilitate the whole district becoming carbon neutral by 2030. First, we need to know what you think of the 2030 Strategy.

“This is an opportunity to make an impact,” said Stroud District Council Environment Committee chair, Simon Pickering. “We must act now or climate change will severely adversely affect our lives and those of future generations.

“This is a great chance to have your say on how you think we can all address climate change positively. We want to hear your views.”

The 2030 Strategy sets out a context, rationale and approach for organising the work that will be needed.

There are seven themes - Built Environment, Natural Environment, Energy, Mobility, Economy, Waste, and Community - plus 65 commitments, and 26 targets over the course of 10 years.

The strategy sets out the 2030 questions for each of the seven themes and identifies the first next steps.

“We as a council can do much more but the whole community can do much, much more,” said SDC Leader Doina Cornell.

“We really want to hear the views of as many people who live or work in the district as possible. The council is an exemplar, and encourager and an enabler – we can’t do this on our own.”

A series of consultation events will launch a District Dialogue for information exchange to make sure the strategy and plan has been well explained, and identify the main areas of interest.

Some events are by invitation only but most are open for registrations by anyone.

How to get involved: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/draft2030strategy

The consultation runs until December 16th.

 

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