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Climate emergency


The world is changing and we need to change with it. The impacts of climate change are already being felt all over the world, including:

  • more extreme temperatures
  • threats to wildlife
  • loss of food sources
  • and many more

Here in Cornwall we have seen unprecedented flooding and unseasonable weather in the last few years, which pose challenges to:

  • how we travel
  • how we feed ourselves
  • how we keep Cornwall safe for future generations

In January 2019 Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency. Recognising the need for urgent action to address the climate crisis. While the whole world needs to adapt, in Cornwall we have an opportunity to lead the way in demonstrating what is possible. The sooner we change, the sooner we can create a Cornwall that provides a clean, prosperous and fair future for all.

As a council we have a leading role to play in the climate emergency. But we cannot deliver these ambitious outcomes alone. We will need support from all of our residents. From our communities, businesses, schools, public sector partners, the voluntary sector and many more. You have an important role to play in making change happen. Not just as residents, but in your working lives too.

This is just the start of the journey; please join us in tackling the climate emergency

Find out more here about Cornwall Council’s plans and actions and how you can get involved. #MyWorldOurPlanet

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