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Young people in Knowsley give their views on climate issues

by Jonathan Kearney

Members of the Council’s Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee recently attended a meeting of the borough’s Youth Cabinet to gain their perspective on climate related issues.

Cllr Colin Dever, Chair of the Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee and Cllr Lynn O’Keeffe, Vice Chair of the Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee, attended to speak to members of the Youth Cabinet.

The Councillors wanted the views of the Youth Cabinet of how they could engage with young people more effectively on climate issues.

The Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee was set up in 2020 to provide oversight, support and to challenge the work of the Council and its partners in meeting the Council’s commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

When they next meet later this month the Committee will be looking at more ways to engage with key stakeholders on climate issues.

The Council is committed to tackling climate change and has already introduced a number of initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, including introducing an ambitious tree planting programme.

Since 2010 the Council has reduced its carbon emissions by 59%.

You can find out more about what the Council is doing to reduce its carbon footprint and read tips on what you can do to reduce your own impact on the environment, here.