Cross party climate change task & finish group established

Preston City Council declared a climate emergency in April 2019. The council told LancsLive that it is “reviewing all” of its activities to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. It has also established a cross party climate change task and finish group to include all councillors thoughts and opinions in to the fight against climate change.

Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet Member for Environment at Preston City Council, said: "We made a commitment to aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and we’re reviewing all of our activities to help meet this goal.

"Our cross party climate change task and finish group brings together a range of Councillors to look at our current carbon emissions and how we can reduce them. We’re also exploring options on how we involve local people and businesses to bring new ideas and influence how we make progress toward meeting our targets.

"The group are also looking to the future to understand where we’ll be in ten years’ time and what action we need to take to achieve a more sustainable future for the people of Preston.”