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Tackling climate change in Rutland

We are holding a consultation until 6th December 2019 to identify climate change priorities in Rutland.

A great turnout out at our climate change and nature consultation event on 28th November. Thank you to everyone who attended – we look forward to taking this forward with you all!

The Sustainable Land Trust are leading the event with the aim to bring together residents, young people, community groups, schools, parish councils, allotment holders, farmers and landowners, and businesses who are interested in how we can use our land to reduce the impacts of climate change. This follows on from the announcement recently by Rutland County Council who are aiming to develop a county wide Climate Change Partnership Group.

This consultation will help to inform how we use our land and open spaces to meet our net-zero carbon footprint before 2050. The topics for focus within this consultation are carbon storage (in our trees, soils and grasslands, natural areas, parks and open spaces), flooding, food production and waste avoidance, and renewable energy production.

See the background information presentation to learn more about the natural assets of Rutland and the opportunities available to tackle climate change within the county.

We are keen to hear from a many people as possible, so if you cannot join the meeting, please download our consultation questionnaire and email it back to us.

Copies of the questionnaire will also be available at the libraries in Oakham, Uppingham, Ketton and Ryhall.

You can also drop in your consultation response to Voluntary Action Rutland.

The final date for consultation questionnaire responses will be 6th December 2019.