Lancaster City Councillor to co-chair climate change network

A Lancaster City Councillor is to co-chair a new group that aims to help councils across the country to share ideas and coordinate action on climate change.

Councillor Kevin Frea

Councillor Kevin Frea

Coun Kevin Frea, the council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for the Climate Emergency, helped launch the UK Climate Emergency Network on Tuesday (July 2) with the co-chair Coun Doina Cornell, Leader of Stroud District Council alongside the Local Government Association’s annual conference in Bournemouth.

The goal of the group is to provide a forum for local authorities across the country to support each other and share practical solutions, information, ideas and plans to achieve carbon neutrality across the council estate.

Coun Frea’s involvement in the network follows the city council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency earlier this year and commitment to becoming net zero carbon by 2030.

Taking action against climate change is now at the heart of all the council’s policies, an example of which has seen the purchase of new electric vehicles and installation of EV charging points in Lancaster and Morecambe, with more to come in the future.

Coun Frea said: “Climate change is without a doubt one of the most serious issues faced by humanity and it is vital that we take action. With only limited resources available,  we will only be able to do that by working together and I am delighted to be involved in the launch of this new group and ensuring Lancaster City Council is at the forefront of leading effective action to address climate change.”

Last updated: 03 July 2019