Event: Let’s Talk Climate Action

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Residents, businesses, local councils and community groups are being invited to take part in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly COP26 Regional Roadshow to discuss ways to act on cutting carbon emissions and help tackle the climate emergency.

The Let’s Talk Climate Action virtual event is hosted by Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly and will take place on November 8 from 10am-2pm. All are welcome to attend.

It is part of the COP26 Regional Roadshow and coincides with world leaders meeting to discuss accelerating action on climate change at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

The Let’s Talk Climate Action event will focus on Cornwall’s biggest carbon-emitting areas – road transport, powering and heating homes, businesses and agriculture.

There will be sessions on transport, heat and power, and agriculture, as well as a special session for businesses on the journey to net zero. Other sessions include reducing waste, and how environmental adaptation is key to mitigating the effects of climate change.

The keynote address will be from Monty Halls, whose recent BBC TV series ‘Fisherman’s Apprentice’ was filmed in Cornwall while he lived and worked with Cadgwith fishermen.

The event will be hosted by Councillor Martyn Alvey, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, who will be joined by Kate Kennally, Cornwall Council chief executive, Councillor Steve Watt, Council of the Isles of Scilly lead member for environment, environmental services and climate change, and Paul Masters, chief executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

For full details and to register for the event, click here.

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