1. ITV Report

Liverpool City Council to appoint Climate Change Champion

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins will become Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability Credit: Liverpool City Council

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson is to appoint the city’s first Climate Change champion to the city council’s cabinet.

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins has been chosen to take up the role for Environment and Sustainability the day the city is set to declare a Climate Change Emergency.

Tonight all 90 Liverpool councillors will be asked to vote on passing a motion that will require the authority to cut its carbon output to zero by 2030.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:

If we are to make a real difference to the threat posed by Climate Change we need to act now and lobby national Government to help cities like Liverpool achieve these carbon reduction targets.

We’ve radically cut carbon emissions over the past decade but that is just the start. We can do so much more and the new cabinet member and select committee will have a wide remit to ensure we do.

– Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins said:

I’m extremely honoured and excited to be asked to be the city’s first Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability

Tackling Climate Change is going to be a long journey and we’re just at the beginning. The city council and its partners can achieve a lot, but we need the people of Liverpool to be with us every step of the way to avoid this emergency becoming a full blown catastrophe.”

– Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins