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Share your views on climate change (3 July 2012)

Wirral’s Climate Change Group wants your views to help shape a new climate change strategy for Wirral.

As world leaders gather in Rio to debate a global framework for sustainability, the Wirral Climate Change Group has launched an on-line survey – see www.wirral.gov.uk/climatestrategy to gather local views about ways to cut climate pollution.

Cllr Brian Kenny, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‘We would like to urge everyone with an interest in the future health and wellbeing of Wirral to take part in the survey. Much climate pollution comes from local activities such as the way we heat and power buildings and travel around. This makes local action an essential ingredient in any response to climate change.’

The survey is the first step in a series of planned activities designed to give local people the chance to influence the shape of a new climate change strategy for Wirral. The on-line survey, launched to coincide with the United Nations Rio Summit in June, runs through to the end of August.

Note to editors:

1. In 2001, Wirral Council became an early signatory to the ‘Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change’

2. Wirral Council first adopted a climate change strategy in 2007. The strategy’s main target – a 20% reduction in Council CO2 emissions by 2010 – was achieved early.

3. The Wirral Climate Change Group is a multi partner forum supported by Wirral Council. It currently includes representatives from: the NHS; fire and police services; travel and waste authorities; and, voluntary, community and faith sectors.

4. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) takes place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

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