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Achieving Net Zero across Local Councils

In February 2023 ChALC held a short survey amongst members to understand how they were addressing the challenges of climate change. Of the 33 that responded, 14 had formally declared a climate emergency. A range of mitigating actions are being undertaken by all, with the top action being creating a community orchard and/or wildflower meadow.

The survey showed that there are a wide range of activities being carried out across Cheshire and Warrington, with evidence that parishes are really considering and thinking about what they are doing.

In July 2023 ChALC held a successful online conference where participants heard from a range of guest speakers:-

  • Andrew Maliphant, the Environmental & Sustainability Advisor for The Society of Local Council Clerks – thoughts and key messages for local councils.
  • Dr Rachel Giles, Evidence and Planning Manager at Cheshire Wildlife Trust – the Trust's perspective of the challenge of climate change and practical suggestions to help parishes mitigate the effects.
  • Kate Harrison from Ashton Hayes – the village Carbon Neutral Project and the Community Energy CIC.
  • Colette Fellows – the development and actions of the Grappenhall and Thelwall Climate and Ecological Emergency Committee.
  • Richard Holland from Disley – the Council's journey to install a couple of electric vehicle charge points.

Useful Resources

Below we have started to list useful resources that ChALC members (who are signed into the website) can view and download.

ChALC Climate Change Conference recording

If you missed our Climate Change Conference on 4th July a recording of the entire online event is now available to view via this link

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