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Join us for a public forum discussion on how Tewkesbury residents can help achieve faster, effective and more affordable action on climate change and nature in the UK.
We're in a climate and nature emergency – but while people across Britain are stepping up to face it, our political system struggles to deal with the crisis at the level required.
Tewkesbury is at the front line of the climate and nature emergency. Floods threaten our homes and livelihoods and will increase in frequency and severity as global temperatures rise. Half of the UK’s natural biodiversity is now gone. As populations of beloved British bird species and vital pollinators like bees collapse - and the soil that our farmers depend upon continues to degrade, we risk the rural economy that our area is built on.
On the 17th June at Tewkesbury Town Council’s Watson Hall, we will be hosting a public forum discussion chaired by the former Mayor of Tewkesbury Joanne Raywood, with leading conservationists, campaigners and experts from across the region, including Dr. Phoebe Carter, a veteran conservationist and science communicator, Prof. Richard Wakeford, rural policy expert and former head of the UK Countryside Agency, Cllr Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats, and Dr. Amy McDonnell, Campaign Director of the Zero Hour campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill.
The event is an opportunity to come forward, ask questions and explore more about:
- What effective climate action looks like
- Why new climate law can help the government to implement its climate targets
- How residents of Tewkesbury can contribute
Current UK policies are in line with 2-3°C of climatic warming, and our country is the worst in the G7 for nature and biodiversity loss.
Now is the time for us to come together as a community and take decisive action for Tewkesbury.