A special launch event – Partnership Action on Climate Change will give people the opportunity to find out what they can do to reach the net zero target and how they can work towards a cleaner, greener North Lanarkshire.
The virtual session is taking place on Wednesday 29 September and will see the launch of the North Lanarkshire Partnership Action on Climate Together (ACT Now NL).
Information will be provided on how to tackle the climate emergency, the forthcoming global Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) event in Glasgow and what action is currently underway to reduce carbon emissions in North Lanarkshire. The evening session will discuss community climate change priorities and how we can develop community action groups.
A pioneering partnership has been created in North Lanarkshire to tackle the ongoing climate emergency involving local schools, colleges, businesses, the local authority, the community and voluntary sector, Scottish Enterprise, NHS Lanarkshire and the emergency services to curb the region’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
Chief Superintendent Alan Waddell, Chair of the Community Planning Partnership said: “We would encourage as many people as possible to take part in this online session and find out more about our plans to help tackle climate change in Lanarkshire. We want our communities to be at the forefront of efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve the environment for future generations.”
Maddy Halliday, CEO of Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and ACT Now lead added: “The climate emergency is the major threat to our wellbeing and future. Action on Climate Together North Lanarkshire (ACT Now NL) is a vital, area-based partnership aiming to mobilise every organisation, community and resident in North Lanarkshire to take action to reduce their carbon emissions – with the goal of achieving net-zero emissions across North Lanarkshire by 2030.
“The ACT Now NL community event is really important as it will start discussions about setting up of community-led ACT Now Groups across the nine localities in North Lanarkshire. These groups, with support and funding, can then identify and take forward local priorities to reduce carbon emissions in their community. For example, community-run gardens and woodlands; green transport; lending and upcycling initiatives and more! If you live in North Lanarkshire or you are involved with a community or voluntary group – please participate in this important event.”
To sign-up for this free event visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk
More information on how businesses and communities can reduce their carbon emissions and achieve net zero is available by visiting: www.actnownl.org.uk
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