Gwyrddio Penarth Greening’s ‘Penarth Growing Community’ project to host Climate Conversation this November at Penarth’s iconic Pier Pavilion.
The event on Saturday 19th November, 10am – 12pm at Penarth Pier Pavillion is aimed at all who are concerned about the climate and nature emergencies, aims to bring people together to share, learn, listen and plan as a community.
The event invites local people to focus on what we can do together as a community to reduce our carbon footprint, protect and increase biodiversity and make Penarth an even better place to live.
The Environment and Climate Change Committee states that one third of greenhouse gas emissions reductions up to 2035 require decisions by individuals and households to adopt low carbon technologies and choose low-carbon products and services, as well as reduce carbon-intensive consumption.
The world is already 1.20c warmer than the pre-industrial period and could warm up to 2-4oC by 2100. Globally a third of our food is wasted and a third of global emissions come from food and farming. 1 in 6 species in Wales, a total of 666 species, are at risk of extinction, with another 73 having already been lost due to climate change and unsustainable human activities.
Around 40% of the emissions reductions needed in Wales over the next 30 years are in areas such as agriculture and land use, buildings, heat, transport and waste management. A recent survey revealed most young people are worried, and feel deeply anxious about climate change.
In the face of the challenges presented by climate change and biodiversity loss, what can we do here at local community level?
This event is for people who care about the damage climate change and other local and global challenges are doing to our lives and planet.
Let the organisers know you are coming by visiting penarthgrowingcommunity.co.uk and following the link.
The event will coincide with Wales Climate Week which brings together individuals, communities, environmental groups, academics, businesses and the public sector for important conversation on climate change. This year’s event will take place immediately after COP27 (the next ‘Conference of the Parties’ global climate summit to be held in Egypt between 7 to 18 November). A virtual conference will introduce the Welsh Government’s ‘Strategy for Public Engagement and Action on Climate Change 2022-2026’.