Views being sought on ambitious Glasgow climate and ecology plan

VIEWS are being sought as to how Glasgow might implement an ambitious, nine-year plan to tackle what it describes as a climate and ecological emergency.

The city’s Glasgow Green Deal aims to address three, inter-related issues: (1) Reducing emissions and climate risk; (2) Creating sustainable jobs and quality places; and (3) Eliminating poverty and deliver justice through inclusion and equality.

A deadline of January 14 next year has been set for the consultation, which is open to not just the city’s residents, but also public sector agencies, local communities and local businesses. The consultation was launched today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, COP26, taking place in Glasgow.

Says a media release issued by the city’s local authority, here: “The Glasgow Green Deal will increase the pace, scale, and impacts of efforts to decarbonise and build resilience to climate change, in a way which creates jobs, prosperity and high-quality places, and tackles poverty. 

“This Deal is not a new plan or strategy, but a delivery mechanism to bridge the gap between the city’s existing ambition – as set out in the Climate Plan and Regional Economic Strategy – and implementation.

“Given the scale of the mission, the call for views, ideas and participation on the Glasgow Green Deal aims and approach seeks to attract as many citizens, businesses and organisations as possible to participate. 

“It will also garner views on how to maximise the effectiveness of the Glasgow Green Deal, generating the biggest economic and social benefits from addressing the climate crisis; hear ideas from our citizens, communities and businesses; and inspire communities, businesses at all levels of engagement to get involved in the mission for equitable, climate neutral, climate resilient living for all by 2030.”

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