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Chance for local councils to unite to fight against climate change

Ross Crawford 11th Jul, 2021

A JOINT response to the climate emergency has been proposed for both Stratford and Warwick District Councils.

Already given the green light by Stratford and due for consideration by Warwick this week, if approved, for the first time, both authorities will set out their shared ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for the impacts of changing weather patterns across South Warwickshire.

The proposals include the development of a Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP) covering the whole of the area and commitment to delivering many of the recommendations brought forward by the People’s Inquiry into Climate Change.

Stratford’s climate change portfolio holder Councillor Ian Shenton said: “Reducing carbon emission and preparing locally for the impacts changing climate is a priority for the council. Climate change is with us now.

“We need to refocus our efforts to ensure we play our part, alongside our communities, our partners and businesses across the district, to help us adapt to climate change and to limit the extent of that climate change.”

His opposite number at Warwick, Coun Alan Rhead added: “We have already achieved a great deal, but the scale of the task facing the councils, our partners and our communities means we now have to redouble our efforts.

“We are looking forward to working on this jointly with Stratford District Council and I strongly believe by working on this together, we can achieve much more.”

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