Trust advocates climate change feedback

Published: 16 June 2014

Trust advocates climate change feedback

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust is encouraging Torbay people to help shape the future of the Bay.

The Trust is promoting Torbay Council’s draft Energy and Climate Change Strategy.

Dr Amy Plowman, Director of Conservation, Research and Advocacy for the Trust, said: “This is very much in line with our advocacy programme for environmental management – we want to raise awareness of the consultation process.”

Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are being invited to have their say on the document, which aims to tackle climate change and meet the energy challenge that faces everyone.

The strategy aims to build on the work already taking place in the Bay. Torbay has reduced emissions by over 25% since 1990 but to meet national targets - a 34% cut in carbon emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050 - there needs to be activity on an unprecedented scale.

Reducing emissions can have short term cost benefits for residents and businesses as well as helping secure the long term future of our energy resources and environment.

The council’s draft Energy and Climate Change Strategy can be viewed in Connections offices and libraries throughout the Bay, and on line at: www.torbay.gov.uk/climatechange and comments can be made via e-mail to sustainability@torbay.gov.uk or by post to Environmental Policy, Torbay Council, 2rd Floor Electric House, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR. The deadline for comments is 18 June 2014.

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