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Opportunity to benefit from Cheshire’s Zero Carbon initiative

9 October 2019

In May 2019 Cheshire West & Chester Council declared a Climate Emergency,  to help the region reduce carbon emissions across the Borough to net-zero by 2045 at the latest.  This is a vitally important agenda, to both help mitigate the impacts of climate change and take advantage of the opportunities for prosperity of businesses and the health of the residents in the area. Our zero carbon goal is a substantial challenge that will need the engagement of the Council, Businesses and the Residents of the Borough to achieve this ambitious goal.

The Council are developing a formal stakeholder engagement plan and would like Cheshire West businesses to fully understand the impact of climate change, and to understand the ambitions on this agenda as they develop their plans. The Cheshire and Warrington LEP has recently presented a local industry strategy to become a clean growth pioneer, with the potential to grow the economy from £30.9Bn to £50Bn by 2040. An indication of the business potential of a low carbon economy.

The Council would  therefore like to offer a meeting with Cheshire West businesses (at their offices) with some climate specialists from the Chester Sustainability Forum.  This would give the Council valuable input to their thinking and plans as well as offering advice and support.  Businesses that already have a clear plan for carbon reduction in their business are most welcome to input.  You can email this to climatechange@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

If you feel that your business would benefit from a presentation and open discussion on climate change and your plans, please contact colin.d.watson@outlook.com to arrange a time that is convenient.

 

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