Event helps pave stronger collaboration to address climate change

A public event at Denbigh has helped drive fresh ideas forward for tackling county Climate change issues.

Over 50 people attended Denbighshire County Council’s Climate & Ecological Change Strategy Review event at Denbigh Town Hall.

The Council is currently refreshing its plans to address the climate and nature emergency declared in 2019 and reduce its own carbon footprint.

County stakeholders shared their views of how the Council can work with and also support communities to bring about carbon reduction, sequestration, climate resilience and nature recovery across Denbighshire.

The interactive event was facilitated by Dr Alan Netherwood from Netherwood Sustainable Futures and Dafydd Thomas from The Wellbeing Planner.

Representatives from Denbighshire Friends of the Earth, Ruthin Repair Café, Denbigh Town Council, Prestatyn Town Council, The AONB, Extinction Rebellion, NRW, Elwy Working Wood, Nercwys Community Council, Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government were among those who attended the event.

Themes discussed, for moving forward initiatives in the county to tackle climate change and protect nature, included increasing collaboration between the Council and other stakeholders to allow more sharing of skills to support local initiatives get off the ground and communities and public sector bodies working together to tackle climate and nature issues that are present right now and to adapt to future problems that are likely to arise.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “I was present at the event and it was really good to hear such an in depth conversation on how we can move forward by working with communities across Denbighshire to tackle the climate and nature emergency.

“We are really grateful for the feedback we had during this event and also through other channels for addressing these important issues as the Council is keen to listen to residents, groups and communities across the county so we can collectively tackle climate change together to better support Denbighshire’s future generations.”

Information from this event will feed into the refresh of the Council’s Climate & Ecological Change Strategy which will guide the Council’s work on climate action and nature recovery up to 2030. You can also stay up to date on our climate and nature recovery work by signing up to our mailing list via https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/kms/news.aspx?strTab=PublicEntry