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[David Drew MP second from right, with members of NCAT Committee: Hannah McDonnell, Richard Erskine and Sally Thorpe]

David Drew MP attended a meeting hosted by Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT) group to discuss how the town can reduce its carbon footprint. Topics discussed included: community energy schemes; farming practices; public transport and buildings.

There was an excellent turnout and a lot of questions were raised and discussed during the meeting.

Richard Lupo, a sustainability consultant, has calculated that Nailsworth will need to reduce its carbon footprint from its 1990 level of 34,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, to 14,000 by 2050, if it is to meet the Government’s targets.

David Drew believes we need better planning to address issues such as electricity generation, transport, housing and land-use, but also to recognise the opportunity for employment that comes with a transition to a low carbon future.

Attendees felt that we can all play a role by looking at our consumption. NCAT is keen to work with any community groups, and other associations, willing to explore practical steps. David Drew’s wise words that concluded the meeting was to start with a few simple steps, demonstrate success, then build on that success.

David Drew shared some responses he had prepared, with the help of House of Commons officials, which were in response to questions raised ahead of the meeting by NCAT. 

These documents are Available Here with the kind permission of David Drew. 

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