At the 2019 Year of the Environment Summit, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram announced the creation of a Climate Partnership to support the Liverpool City Region in reaching our goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2040 or sooner. The Partnership is made up of a diverse range of stakeholders from across the city region, with representatives from public, private & third sector organisations, as well as environmental groups and young people. Whilst the Partnership has no statutory authority, it is able to advise the Combined Authority on its climate agenda as a ‘critical friend’. The Partnership’s first meeting took place in May 2020, and subsequently meets once a month. It has had crucial input into the development of our two strategy documents, the Year One Climate Action Plan & Pathway to Net Zero, as well as contributing to the hugely successful Community Environment Fund project.
“It’s a great privilege to Chair the Climate Partnership with such a wide range of members – the six local authorities, environmental experts, the universities, the NHS, voluntary sector, business, young people – all working together to give the Metro Mayor and the Combined Authority our best advice on how to respond to the Climate and Ecological Emergency we all face, and how to make our beautiful region one of the greenest in the country.”
– Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE