One year after the council took note of the Climate Emergency, Mike asked the Leader "What changes have been made to the council's structure in response to the climate emergency recognised by this council 12 months ago?" (CO/15).
Although welcome steps are being taken, the Green councillors consider that community engagement, as well as a more aggressive approach to its own Scope 3 emissions (effectively those contracted out) will be required, especially as the latter makes up around 90% of HDC's carbon footprint.
They will be looking for ways to expand the excellent work of organisations such as the South East Climate Alliance, Sussex Green Living and Steyning, Bramber and Beeding's own Greening Steyning, with its 2030 project. Needless to say, the financial restrictions resulting from the ongoing Co-19 pandemic will not make this community engagement any easier, although the increased use of online discussions may facilitate lower cost engagement models.