Student call for action on climate change

A number of young people are expected to gather at New County Hall in Truro and across Cornwall tomorrow (Friday 24 May 2019) calling for more action on climate change. 

Cornwall Council welcomes the passion shown by the young people and is keen to work with them to create a collective Cornish voice to lobby parliament.

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In recognition of the Council’s commitment to tackling climate change, at full council on Tuesday Cllr Edwina Hannaford was appointed to the cabinet with new responsibility for tackling Climate Change in addition to the Neighbourhoods portfolio.

Councillor Hannaford said: “I welcome the passion shown by the young people who are calling for more urgent action to tackle climate change and I look forward to talking with them and taking their ideas on board as we work towards a common goal.  We are facing an unprecedented challenge and we are calling on Westminster to provide the powers and resources necessary to achieve the target for Cornwall to become carbon neutral by 2030. ”

Cornwall Council is also urging parents and carers whose children could be absent from school, to have followed the advice from their school to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children is maintained during the protest.

 

Story posted 23 May 2019