Applications close this week (5pm, Thursday 16 September) for people interested in joining the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership Board.

We are looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds to join the new Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership Board and work collaboratively with others.

The vision of the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership is a thriving zero-carbon nature-rich Herefordshire by 2030. The purpose of the Partnership is to catalyse and coordinate new action to help achieve this vision, through steering and overseeing the implementation of Herefordshire’s Climate and Nature Action Plans.

The Climate and Nature Action Plans have been created over the past year by a committed group of people and organisations from a variety of backgrounds across the county. The plans pull together six key themes:

  • Housing and buildings
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Land use and farming
  • Waste

Cllr Ellie Chowns, Cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “Herefordshire Council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030/31, and the latest Greenhouse Gas Report (2020/21) shows that Herefordshire Council has delivered a 59.6% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the 2008/09 baseline. We are now looking to work with the wider county to tackle the greater issues of emissions from homes, businesses and transport.

“The best way you can help is by applying to join the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership Board. We have had a good response so far, but we are still looking for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about protecting the county for future generations. If you’re interested, please get in touch before the deadline on Thursday of this week.”

To register your interest in getting involved with the Partnership Board, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/applyhcnp

To find out more about the Climate and Nature Action Plan, and for some ideas for how you can look to reduce your own carbon footprint please see visit https://zerocarbon.herefordshire.gov.uk/

Published: 13th September 2021