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Partnership recruits for volunteers to lead sector groups

We’re looking for four dynamic and visionary people to lead our four ZCC industry sector groups. This voluntary role presents a unique opportunity to use your skills and experience to steer a critical and influential project in tackling the climate crisis in Cumbria.

Through our Carbon Baseline report, we identified the county’s major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and these make up our four sector groups – transport, buildings, land use and agriculture, and consumption. We know the scale of emissions and the actions that can be taken to reduce them. Alongside that, we know the scale of opportunity for carbon sequestration from natural systems such as peatbogs and woodland.

Working together with partners and stakeholders, we now need to build on that knowledge to determine the pathway to net zero carbon emissions for each of the four sectors. This will be led by the four sector group leads, supported by the ZCC Partnership Manager, Tim Gale. Together the successful volunteers will build a suitably experienced and skilled team to put a plan in place to ascertain options for reducing carbon emissions, identify existing or planned decarbonisation projects and initiatives, and build on existing good practice in the sector, and establish any information, research, events, or training that may be needed to help with the drafting of the plan.

If you have the time to give, skills, knowledge, and experience relevant to the task of developing a plan and are interested in becoming a sector group lead, we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in being a member of one of our sector groups, rather than the Lead role, do please also submit an EOI and flag your interest in membership.  The closing date is 31 January. 

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