Corsham Town Council's Environment Task Group - Launch Event

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Corsham Town Hall

65 High Street

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Corsham Town Council's Environment Task Group - Launch Event

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On 14 November, we are holding an event to discuss the urgent issue of climate change and to explain why we have launched a Task Group to take action locally.

We will be explaining the role of the Task Group and how it works and have presentations by expert guest speakers covering key areas of action including energy; food and land use; the contribution of businesses; and community engagement. We are inviting people to join with us in working towards the goal of carbon neutrality. Please come along and find out how you can help.

The Task Group has come out of a decision made in April when the Town Council agreed that it wanted to take positive steps in response to the growing body of opinion on the need for action on climate change and environmental sustainability. A particular driver was the 2018 report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report states that global carbon emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5°C, thereby avoiding the significantly higher risks and impacts on climate change and the environment arising from 2°C of warming.

The Town Council is committed to working with and supporting businesses, community organisations, and individuals to achieve the overall goal of carbon neutrality and to use whatever influence we have with county and national government to challenge them to improve UK performance on achieving this. With support from Transition Community Corsham (Transcoco) and other partners, we are determined to find ways of reducing the carbon footprint of our community. We hope you will join us in working to achieve this.

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Corsham Town Hall

65 High Street

Corsham

SN13 0EZ

United Kingdom

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