By Leah Conway
Following this year’s global COP26 gathering in Glasgow, Kirklees will host its own COP26 conference. All Kirklees residents and businesses are invited to take part and talk about issues of climate change in the local borough.
Kirklees Climate Commission Webinar
The Kirklees Climate Commission (KCC) will host a webinar on Thursday 11 November, which runs from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
The webinar will include leading environmental advocates talking able how Kirklees can tackle carbon emissions.
The KCC is a Kirklees Council initiative that aims to bring together the community on critical issues of climate change and climate action. The KCC is currently made up of 17 commissioners including the University of Leeds Professor Peter Roberts sitting as Chair and Kirklees Councillor Will Simpson as Vice-Chair.
The webinar will include information on how KCC works, why it is needed, and its future projects. It will show some of their short video presentations and talk about local projects and how these impact Kirklees’ local environment and net-zero goal. There will also be opportunities to ask live questions to the panel. You can also send in questions ahead of time; email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get involved
It will be hosted on YouTube, it will be open to all members of the public running from 18:00 to 19:30. The webinar will be available at this link https://youtu.be/6GlkLeUMNCI.
Motivate and inspire Kirklees
Vice-Chair, Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:
“The council has made significant progress against our climate ambitions, but there is now much more hard work to be done to meet our ambition of being a net-zero borough by 2038.
“The launch of the Kirklees Climate Commission is one of the key ways we have responded to our own declaration of a climate emergency in January 2019. We recognised the need to connect with and mobilise, other key players in our district. We wanted to actively promote partnership working and the co-production of climate action, allowing us to extend the reach and capacity of the council in affecting significant and sustainable positive climate change.
“We hope this event will help to motivate and inspire Kirklees’ residents to join the race to reach our collective goal of bringing about a carbon net-zero district and cut their personal carbon emissions.”