Link to climate strategy newsIn late August, Lewes District Council published a framework for its Climate Change and Sustainability strategy – the plan to enable the district to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and be climate-resilient by 2030.

Now it’s inviting anyone in the community to say what they think the detail of the strategy should involve.

The strategy framework covers seven key areas: energy and the built environment, sustainable transport and air quality, biodiversity, agriculture and food, reducing waste, water, circular economy and community wealth.

Councillor Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability at LDC, said: “We want people to give us their views so that we create a climate change strategy that is owned and driven by the community.”

We think this is an invaluable opportunity to help shape concrete local action on the climate emergency. The TTL Steering Group will be submitting comments. We strongly urge TTL supporters to submit their thoughts too.

You can read the whole framework and participate in the accompanying survey at: www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/climatechange. The deadline for comments is 5pm, Monday 2 November.

Climate Action Forum
A new forum is being created to maximise opportunities for communities and the Lewes District Council to collaborate on climate action. Hosted by Sustainable Business Partnership CIC and 3VA, the forum is hoping to attract local residents, parish and town councils, voluntary and community organisations, businesses, educational establishments, nature groups, and bodies with an interest in agriculture food, health and transport.

An initial meeting to discuss the forum is being held on Zoom on Wednesday 7 October, 4pm-6pm. If you would like to attend, or simply be kept informed and involved, send an email to: info@3va.org.uk with the title Climate Action Forum and you will receive the Zoom meeting code.