Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Towards the environment conference COP26
With less than six months until COP26 – the UK government has urged world leaders to work with us to tackle climate change, so we can build a brighter and greener future together
While we can be proud of the UK’s world leading efforts to tackle climate change, we know that this is a global issue that requires international action.
COP26 represents our last hope to take a collective responsibility in protecting our planet, which is why we will use our presidency to work with world leaders to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, help natural habitats and people adapt to changing climates and mobilise climate finance.
We will also work to help end the global reliance on burning coal for energy by embracing clean and renewable energy. Britain is leading the way having reduced our reliance on coal for electricity by 96 per cent since 1990, and are going further by phasing out coal power completely by 2024.
We will use this historic opportunity to protect our planet for future generations - championing green innovation and jobs in the process as we build back greener from the pandemic.