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Published: Friday, 2nd October 2020

Local representatives are being sought to make up a panel for a Warwick District People’s Inquiry on Climate Change.

The first stage of a recruitment process began this week with a random selection of residents invited to register an interest in taking part in an independent “Peoples Inquiry” made up of around 30 people aged 15 upwards, who broadly reflect the demographic of the District’s population.

The Inquiry will run from November until February and will look at issues relating to Climate Change in detail providing recommendations on how the Council and other organisations should help to achieve the reductions that are needed for the Council to achieve its ambition for the District to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment Councillor Alan Rhead said;

“Although we are still facing the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate emergency remains as important as ever. The People’s Climate Inquiry will be vital to the Council in helping to ensure we focus our resources on plans that can make a real difference to how we all work and live and which will help reduce the detrimental impact we otherwise would have on the environment.  I look forward to seeing the People’s Inquiry get underway and in particular, to hearing about the recommendations that come out of it.”

The final membership of the panel will be selected from those who register by an independent group. 

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