We can change behaviours, hearts and minds on the climate emergency

By Cllr Sam Corcoran | 23 October 2019
  • Cllr Sam Corcoran

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our generation and for too long we have failed to rise to the challenge. However, there is now growing momentum behind efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Earlier this year, Parliament declared an environment and climate emergency; following in the footsteps of many councils. Many local authorities have followed suit.

Cheshire East, alongside over 200 councils across the country, has already started taking steps. Many of my colleagues across the country have pledged zero-carbon initiatives, incorporated climate change into their local development plans, and are tackling air quality issues with the powers they have, in addition to encouraging residents to live healthier and greener lives.

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