Glasgow City Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in May 2019 in recognition of the unprecedented nature of the challenge which climate change presents to us all. Up to one million species face extinction because of human actions. The loss of pollinating insects and other ecological disasters are no lesser a threat than climate change, according to the report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

To assist in planning the way forward a short life working group has been formed to assess aspects of the ecological emergency. The working group focus is on the following themes:

  • Local Biodiversity Action Plan and the Glasgow Open Space Strategy
  • Land Management
  • State of Nature

To assist with the development of any recommendations, they want to hear your views about what we should do, how ambitious we should be, and what resources can be drawn upon. Responses are in the form of a questionnaire and the deadline to complete it is 20 Mar 20.

The group will submit a report to the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction City Policy Development Committee in April 2020 with its recommendations.

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