The view from Rhigos Mountain
The view from Rhigos Mountain

Dr Shah Imtiaz sent me a Christmas card once which said ‘We do not inherit the world. We borrow it from our children.’

With the scale and frequency of flooding, it is increasingly clear that Climate Crisis is here and now. We need to act now if we are serious about passing a habitable planet on to our children.

Fighting climate change is a priority for me and was a key pledge in my election campaign. Over the summer, I held a series of three Cynon Climate Assemblies with local people to discuss the way forward for us here in Cynon Valley.

The assemblies were amazing. Over 120 people turned up to have their say about climate change and what they feel needs to happen. We are lucky to have so much expertise in our communities.

This month sees the world come together to discuss Climate Change, with the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP26 taking place in Glasgow. Ahead of the conference, I have now pulled together people’s comments into a Cynon Valley Climate Manifesto’.

I have sent the report to Boris Johnson and COP26 and will continue to fight for the green future the people of the Cynon Valley have called for.

Click the buttons below to read the report in Welsh or English.

After COP26, I will be holding a fourth and final Cynon Climate Assembly called ‘What Next’ focused on turning everybody’s comments into actions. I will share the details about this closer to the time.

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