The latest global scientific evidence about climate change paints a worrying picture. We are now facing an emergency, and all need to do our bit.
As part of the emergency we must also adapt to change that is already happening.
The Cool Wirral Partnership approved the new climate strategy, Cool 2, in December 2019.
This strategy calls for widespread action in support from all with an interest in Wirral. It considers:
- recent changes in global and national frameworks informed by the latest scientific evidence
- the original Cool 2014-19 strategy and the lessons learnt from efforts to implement it
- local CO2 emissions data
- new tools to help plan emissions reductions in line with the latest scientific evidence
- contributions gathered through several workshops involving partner organisations, schools and members of the public
Organisations involved in the partnership which developed the strategy are now taking steps to both endorse the strategy and develop supporting actions. Wirral Council will also formally consider the new strategy and its own climate emergency action plan to help make progress.
Cool 2 replaces and builds on the work of the original strategy, Cool 2014-19. Various events and activities took place to shape the new framework. The partnership encouraged residents and organisations to have their say on the draft of this strategy during a consultation period that ended on Monday 7 October.