MORE cycle paths and routes, carbon neutral housing and subsidised bus travel are among recommendations from a local inquiry into climate change.
Warwick District People’s Inquiry into Climate Change recently held a virtual event which saw more than 100 people hear from the panel’s 30 members and discuss with them their recommendations for reducing the district’s carbon footprint in areas including transport, housing, waste and recycling.
The inqury was organised by community interest group Shared Future, which has held similar processed in other areas of the country.
Spokesman Pete Bryant said: “We were particularly impressed with how well this panel of 30 randomly selected district representatives has come together, especially as we have been unable to meet face to face.
“The group has worked hard, listening, deliberating, challenging, arguing and eventually producing a set of prioritised recommendations, which will be taken forward by the council and other organisations as part of a district wide action plan to address climate change.”
Warwick District environment spokesman Coun Alan Rhead added: “The Climate Change Inquiry is a first for this council and I would like to give my heart-felt thanks to our panel of representatives and facilitators for the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge they have brought to this process.
The inquiry will aid us in making important decisions for all of our futures; reinforcing the work we are already doing on our ‘net zero by 2030’ action programme and adding new areas to explore along with our partners.”
The full report will be presented to the council executive and full council in May.