A VIRTUAL conference organised by Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and area recently discussed green recovery and tackling climate change by ‘building back better’.

The meeting heard from a wide ranging panel of speakers from across the country.

Alicia Turner, from the ACE Steering Group and a member of UK Youth Climate Coalition, spoke about the need to mobilise young people to campaign for action on climate change. She emphasised the need for international policies to combat climate change which would be discussed at next November’s COP 26 global summit in Glasgow.

Sandy Tod, from the ACE Energy Group and a Director of Settle Hydro, spoke about the need for an expansion of sustainable local energy and for communities to benefit from the production of their own power.

The speakers were followed by a questions and answers session discussing ways of developing sustainable tourism, the role of nuclear energy and priorities for government action to combat climate change.

ACE co-ordinator and conference organiser Sarah Wiltshire said: “We will only tackle the climate emergency through wide ranging approaches locally through to internationally. The conference was a great platform for highlighting what’s being done and is possible. We look forward to developing and supporting actions, as the UK government raises its climate change ambitions.”