Sign up for climate conversations to help tackle climate change locally

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(Last Updated On: April 25, 2022)

Did you know that Torbay is working towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030?

Torbay Council are asking for everyone’s help to identify the best ways for Torbay to tackle climate change.

They are inviting people to join one of their climate conversations aimed at prioritising how climate change should be tackled locally to create a thriving Torbay.

Four half-day workshops organised by the new Torbay Climate Partnership and Torbay Council are taking place on Thursday 26 May and Friday 27 May Each half day workshop will look at a different theme that will help tackle climate change.

The themed conversations will be on  Waste Minimisation and food, Nature-Based climate Solutions, Transport and Mobility, and Decarbonising Homes. These were identified as climate priorities at the Council’s Community Conference in November 2021.

Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture for Torbay Council, said: “The events will be a great opportunity to hear about what is already going on across the Bay and to hear inspiring presenters on what we can do locally to  address the urgent issue of climate change. Following on from this session there will also n be an event for the community in the summer and then a full public consultation in the autumn outlining how Torbay aims to accelerate action to tackle climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030.”

Leader of Torbay Council Steve Darling said: “If you have ideas of what we can all do to help address this issue, please do sign up for one of our events – we look forward to seeing you.”

Sign up for one of the events:

All the events are being held at the Carlton Hotel in Torquay at the below dates and times:

Thursday, 26 May, 10am – 1pm: Waste Minimisation and Food – Sign up here.Thursday 26 May, 2pm – 5pm: Nature-Based Solutions – Sign up here.Friday, 27 May, 10am – 1pm: Transport and Mobility – Sign up here.Friday, 27 May, 2pm – 5pm: Decarbonising Homes – Sign up here.

All events are on a first come, first served basis so once the events are full, that’s it, though there will be a wider community event in the summer.

If you have any questions about the events please contact engagement@torbay.gov.uk

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