Sheffield residents urged to have say on climate crisis as part of Big Green Conversation

Residents and businesses across Sheffield Heeley are being encouraged to share their views on how to tackle the climate crisis.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 1:57 pm

Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley, launched a consultation ahead of hosting a free event called the Big Green Conversation on Thursday, October 7 at Meersbrook Hall between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Event attendees will be asked to share their views and state their priorities in relation to how the climate crisis should be addressed in groups covering several topics which are: renewable energy, transport, green spaces and nature, reducing waste and green economy.

Constituents were also asked for their views in an online survey and to pledge what changes they are making, which can be done here:

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Louise Haigh MP for Sheffield Heeley.

Ms Haigh said: “For too long climate change has been seen as tomorrow’s problem, something that will affect future generations. The truth is we are already seeing the devastating effects of climate change. In Sheffield we have seen businesses and communities affected by flooding, and across the globe we’re seeing more incidents of wildfires and extreme floods.

“We must all play our part and take action now. In a matter of weeks, the UK will host COP26 which is the world’s opportunity to agree coordinated action to address climate change. I want to ensure that Sheffield residents and businesses views are also considered in this debate. That’s why I’m asking them directly what their priorities would be. I’m also asking them to pledge, what changes they are making in their lives to address this climate crisis.

“If we all play our small part then we can all make a big difference.”

The UK is hosting the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. It will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change and accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.