Cornwall Council forms task force to combat climate change

The group consists of representatives from sectors which are thought to be responsible for the largest proportion of carbon dioxide emissions – energy, transport, housing and agriculture

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Cornwall Council has announced the creation of a new task force to work towards the region’s 2030 carbon-neutral goal.

The task force consists of members from industries which are regarded are responsible for the largest proportion of carbon dioxide emissions – energy, transport, housing and agriculture.

The coalition also includes representatives from the academic research, waste, business, tourism, biodiversity and public health sectors.

The group will meet every three months and will address issues to help understand the impact of climate change.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods and Chair of the Partnership Group, said: “The climate emergency will bring many changes to Cornwall over the coming years, including changing temperatures, rising sea levels and threats to our supply of food.

“Many pioneering projects are already underway, however more is needed and we are really excited about bringing together these Cornish leaders and their years of experience to help us all work together towards a Cornwall that works for everyone.”