Posted on: Thursday 11 November 2021
The UN climate change conference COP26 comes to a close this weekend, but we want to continue the conversation here in Torfaen.
As part of Torfaen Council's commitment to ensuring the borough becomes net carbon zero by 2050, we would like to set up a network of local climate ambassadors.
We are looking for people from all walks of life who are interested in finding creative, innovative and practical solutions to reducing and offsetting greenhouse gases in Torfaen.
You could be a student passionate about climate change; a working parent looking for practical solutions; you might already use innovative techniques to reduce gas and electricity use at home, or have skills and knowledge to help communities become more sustainable.
Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: "As a council we have already started on our journey to become net carbon zero, and we know many individuals and groups have done the same.
"But in order to achieve the goal of becoming net carbon zero by 2050, we need to be able to work together and support each other.
"We would like to set up a network of climate ambassadors to be the voice of their communities, to work with us to identify barriers and solutions to reducing carbon emissions, and to inform future strategies."
If you are interested in finding out more about the network, there will be a virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 16, at 6pm. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also have your say on Torfaen Council's net carbon zero draft action plan here.
For more information about what Torfaen Council is doing to tackle climate change, visit our website here. You can also follow #CutTheCarbonTorfaen and #NurtureNatureTorfaen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.