The Climate and Nature Emergency
Chew Magna Parish Council declared a Climate Emergency in October 2019, prompted by a petition from parishioners. This is in line with other local councils in the Chew Valley and the county council at BANES.
This declaration means that Parish Council decisions going forward will be viewed through the lens of ‘Is this good for the climate and ecology of Chew Magna and all its residents, both now and in the future?’.
Science and Government agree that radical action over the next decade is critical in order to reduce emissions that are driving climate change and to slow the decline of wildlife and ecosystems.
Chew Magna believes it can respond positively to this situation, and that taking action will enhance our health and well-being and that of our natural environment.
- The current situation is unprecedented
- There is no previous experience to draw on
- There are no templates to follow
- We are ALL in this together
In order to address the Climate and Nature Emergency locally Chew Magna Parish Council have set up a working group. Their work can be viewed on: https://greenchew.org/