400 suggestions on how to tackle climate change

400 suggestions on how to tackle climate change

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:25am 17th December 2019.

More than 400 suggestions have been made to help Dorset Council tackle climate change.

The ideas have been whittled down to about 150 which are believed to be most likely to succeed and are thought to be relatively straightforward and quick.

Cllr Ray Bryan, who heads the council’s climate change panel said: 

“We are looking at some short-term solutions which we can move on quickly.”

It had been planned to present some of the proposals to the December cabinet meeting but the item is now expected at the first meeting in the New Year.

DCC County Hall solar panels

Cllr Bryan said that among the ideas being considered is whether the council can make better use of generating its own power by having more solar panels on buildings it owns, as well as by improving their insulation.

The council has been criticised by Climate Extinction, and other, for declaring a Climate Emergency, later also adding the words ‘and Ecological’ to its resolution, but after eight months has still not presented any ideas in public.

Council leader Cllr Spencer Flower recently said that the council continues to consider many suggestions with the help of a team of officers and is progressing “at pace.”

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter