Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our first climate assembly on the issue of green public transport. It was fantastic to be able to speak to and hear from so many constituents on these important issues, and a great way to launch our Citizens’ Manifesto!
If you have anything more to contribute to the discussion on green public transport, or if you weren’t able to make the event yesterday, please don’t hesitate to let me know through my feedback survey here.
For those who might be interested in getting more involved in the TUC’s Better Buses Yorkshire campaign that Gareth spoke about on the call, which calls for public ownership of South Yorkshire’s buses, you can find out more about the campaign (including how to get involved) here.
My team are now going to take all of the contributions to pull together the first section of our Hallam Citizens’ Climate Manifesto!
In the meantime, I will also be working on some of the issues raised, by sharing some of the comments and thoughts with different organisations, and lobbying Government Ministers to deliver a green and just response to the covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis.
I’m already looking forward to our next climate assembly on the 4th March—where we will be discuss financing decarbonisation, being joined by the economist Ann Pettifor, who conceptualised the Green New Deal! I hope to see many of you there.