Mayor hosts youth climate forum

Mayor Smith with youth leaders who took part in the forumMayor Smith with youth leaders who took part in the forum

Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, hosted a youth forum on climate change policy, in Gosford Council Chambers, on November 30.

Council has released a draft Climate Change Policy aiming for zero emissions by 2050, with a survey now open before formal consultation early next year. Mayor Smith said it was important for the region’s youth to be part of the conversation about how Council can take a leadership role in addressing the consequences of climate change on our community.

“The purpose of the forum was to gain an understanding of what our youth value about the Central Coast and what they think should be the priorities for action in addressing climate change,” Mayor Smith said. “We must empower youth as leaders of climate action today, because by the time they become the leaders of tomorrow, it may be too late for their generation to prevent the harmful effects of climate change. “Through strong leadership, collaboration and action, we can stand up for our way of life on the Coast and protect it for generations to come,” she concluded.

Source: Media release, Nov 30 Central Coast Council Media