Engaging Hawkesbury with the Climate Emergency
Hawkesbury Parish Council supports the vision of South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) of a climate-resilient South Gloucestershire with a thriving low carbon economy and lifestyle reflected in our travel, homes, businesses, and communities, where nature can flourish.
What is the Climate Emergency?
Average global temperatures have now increased by 1°C above pre-industrial levels and the cause is human-made through the burning of fossil fuels. The amount of global heating which takes place now and in the future depends on the total quantity of greenhouse gas pollution, which includes carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere. In 2015 global leaders met in Paris to agree to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global heating to well below 2 degrees C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. The UK government signed the Paris Agreement committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The world is now on track to overshoot the 1.5°C limits before the year 2050 – the outcome of which would be severe and not possible to reverse.
How can Hawkesbury Parish Contribute?
We are currently working towards developing an action plan for Hawkesbury Parish and as a first stage, we invite suggestions from the community that we can consider as part of this process. We aim to develop a workable plan that puts the local community and community groups at its heart in terms of objectives and activities.
There is a contact form below for specific suggestions.