The Climate and Nature Action Panel, chaired by Metro Mayor Dan Norris, recognise the severe risks posed by climate change to the West of England region. Many people are struggling to meet growing pressures on the cost of living made worse by the impact of climate change. Residents and businesses are facing choices around how they can adapt their homes, supply chains and lives in the face of extreme weather events. Even the services we depend on day-to-day are under critical threat with the provision of food, water and healthcare at growing risk from the climate crisis.
Local residents, businesses and government need to take tough decisions, together, to combat the severe impacts of the climate and ecological crises. Collaboration is fundamental to achieving the region’s ambition to reach net zero with nature in recovery. The Panel acknowledges the need for everyone in the region to be equipped with the information and understanding of how to make the big choices necessary to reduce emissions, prepare for climate change and protect our ecosystem.
Effective engagement underpins this approach and requires broad buy-in, and collaboration across key regional stakeholders. As a collective voice in the region, the Climate and Nature Action Panel will run extensive communication with the public from September 2023.
This collaborative approach will allow for information, expertise and actions to be shared when working towards our crucial climate and ecological goals. To best reach the public we need local businesses to work with us and each other.
Our rich and diverse environment is integral to our region’s health and economic prosperity.
We lead strategic planning for the region, and explore new and innovative ways to build new houses that are environmentally sustainable.
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