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Warrington's Climate Emergency Commission was set up by the council, after it declared a climate emergency in 2019, in recognition that the climate crisis is a more-than-council issue.

A key part of our work has been creating a new strategy to guide local action across the borough.

Warrington's Climate Emergency Strategy

We all have a part to play in tackling the climate crisis.  The Warrington climate emergency strategy presents a common route map to encourage local action so that we can make impact bigger than the sum of our individual parts.  We urge you to read the latest version of the strategy and bring forward an action plan in support.

 

Creating the strategy

The strategy is the outcome of a wider public conversation. We published a position paper in the wake of the UN’s COP26 climate conference in November 2021 and invited comments on it. 

The results of this consultation were then used to inform the development the strategy. You can read the original position paper and a summary of the consultation.

The commission's purpose

Our purpose is to lead the local public conversation on the climate emergency, including the direction we need to be heading and what we can do in Warrington to help. 

Our role is also to advise the council on meeting its climate emergency commitments, including its goal to be a net zero carbon organisation by 2030. 

The commission's membership

We are comprised of a number of advisors with a knowledge and interest of climate issues and representatives from different organisations and communities in Warrington. This includes business, youth, environment and community representatives. 

Importantly, the commission is supported by the council, but has an independent voice. 

How the commission works

The commissions meets at least four times a year. To fulfil our purpose, we seek to:

  • Act as ambassadors for local climate action;
  • Engage the public, private, third sector and the wider community to help improve understanding of the issues and the action that needs to be taken including leading the public conversation to shape a local, borough-wide climate strategy;
  • Build a better picture of existing climate action in the borough and use this to encourage further action; 
  • Help ensure that learning is shared, and opportunities to promote awareness and training opportunities are pursued; and
  • Produce public reports on climate topics including local progress in the face of the climate emergency.

Stay in contact

You can keep in touch through our social media channels including on twitter and facebook or by emailing info@warringtonclimatecommission.org.uk.

You can also make a pledge via the Warrington-wide ‘Commitments to Act’ campaign to help inspire others to play their part and do their bit. When making a pledge you can also opt in to receive Warrington climate emergency updates.

Climate emergency commission meeting documents