On Tuesday 3rd March, Derbyshire County Council hosted a very successful Tackling Climate Change Together Summit. Joined by around 200 delegates from local businesses, district and borough councils and community groups, presentations were given on a variety of climate change topics ranging from innovations in car manufacturing, waste recycling and low carbon businesses.
The leaders of 9 local authorities in Derbyshire were present at the summit and signed a pledge to support Derbyshire becoming a net zero County by 2050.
Cllr Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council said “Climate Change is everybody’s business and if Derbyshire is to become net zero Carbon by 2050 this is going to need a whole county approach. This means bringing residents and businesses along with us. As a local authority Derbyshire County Council has already been proactive, announcing it will become net zero carbon internally by 2032 and is launching an eco grants scheme to encourage green entrepreneurship throughout Derbyshire.”