Join the West Sussex climate conversation

West Sussex residents can take part in a survey to find out how Covid-19 restrictions have affected their response to climate change.

More people have worked at home during the pandemic
More people have worked at home during the pandemic

The West Sussex Climate Conversation will look at how our behaviour has changed during the pandemic – for example working from home or exploring locally - and how this has affected our local environment.

Information gathered will be used by councils across West Sussex to help support residents and businesses to continue with, or start more, positive actions.

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Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We want to hear from our residents to understand what they are now doing differently as a result of the pandemic and how this could help our response to climate change.

“Covid-19 has presented us with some extremely challenging and difficult times, but in some circumstances, it has created opportunities for us to look at how we live our lives and how we might be able to change for the better in the future.”

West Sussex County Council has recently adopted a Climate Change Strategy for the next ten years, which includes a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Mrs Urquhart added: “Climate change continues to be a critical issue to address. We want to use this opportunity to see how we can help tackle climate adaptation and further encourage positive environmental changes we have seen this year.”

The survey is being led by Local Partnerships, a body set up to support councils in tackling challenges and to share their findings.

People can take part in the survey by clicking here The West Sussex Climate Conversation runs until December 6.