Cornwall Councillors want to play their part in reducing harmful emissions and protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Unless local authorities follow Cornwall’s lead, the Government has no chance of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint to net zero.
As Cornwall Council considers what should be in the plan to be Carbon Free by 2030 I thought it would be of interest to set out each week some of the ideas and opportunities that could be grasped to help achieve this worthy ambition.
Last September Town and Parish Council Clerks and I joined forces to host a conference to reflect the increasing role these hands-on councils have. We discussed improving communication, policing, and plastic free initiatives etc.
400 billion tonnes of ice melted into the sea in Greenland in 2012. Four times more than in 2003. The ice is melting faster than expected and in regions where the ice was not expected to melt. Should the ice melt altogether then the sea level would rise by 23 feet.
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