Tackling the climate emergency is a global challenge that we can no longer afford to ignore.
Our young people have laid down a challenge to our nation’s leaders to save the planet. I am determined that in our region we will do all that we can to rise to that challenge. It’s about changing our behaviours. That doesn’t just mean cutting back and stopping what we do, but embracing new opportunities and technologies.
The River Mersey has been the lifeblood of our fortunes for centuries. I believe it holds the key to our future success too.
In our region, we have both the technological capability and the political will to be leaders of the Green Industrial Revolution and become Britain’s Renewable Energy Coast.
Developing our Mersey Tidal Power Project could mean generating enough power for up to 1 million homes, create thousands of local jobs, and our city region becoming a worldwide centre of excellence in a vital industry of the future.
I think that we have a unique opportunity to harness the power of our greatest natural assets – our river and our people – to deliver a cleaner, greener, more prosperous future for our children.