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Join a live online debate about The Environment We Want: August 6, 7pm

Cornwall Council wants to hear from residents interested and involved in combating the climate emergency and protecting Cornwall’s environment at a live online discussion event taking place tomorrow. 

The Environment We Want debate on Thursday, August 6, at 7pm, will be hosted by Cornwall’s portfolio holder for climate change and neighbourhoods Councillor Edwina Hannaford and live-streamed on Cornwall Council’s Facebook page. 

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Cllr Hannaford will be joined by a panel of experts from the fields of conservation, farming and renewable energy as well as representatives from community action groups. 

This is the second, live online discussion event of The Cornwall We Want series of debates which was launched last month. 

Hundreds of residents have been taking part in online discussion at The Cornwall We Want website, Cornwall Council’s engagement platform for sharing ideas.  

High on the list of things people want for Cornwall’s future is a cleaner and greener environment with reduced traffic and a green economy.  

Dealing with the climate emergency was a key area of discussion at The Cornwall We Want launch event, with people calling for climate change to be the number one consideration in decision-making about the future. 

Cllr Hannaford said: “I’m pleased to be hosting The Environment We Want online conversation and we really want to hear from those of you interested and involved in combating the climate emergency and protecting Cornwall’s natural environment. 
“In our survey only one in ten residents said they wanted things to go back to what they were before. People told us they wanted a cleaner environment, reduced traffic with more cycling and walking. They are also keen to keep the good community spirit they saw during the lockdown. 

“We want your views to help us shape The Cornwall We Want so together we can build a more sustainable, healthy, safe, vibrant and equal future for our children and our children’s children. Make sure you tune in and have your say on the subject. 
Find The Environment We Want event on Facebook 

If you don't have a Facebook account you can follow along on The Cornwall We Want website.

Story posted on August 5, 2020