THERE is too much talk and not enough action when it comes to tackling climate change and Shropshire is in the slow lane.

This is the view of Andy Boddington, Shropshire councillor for Ludlow North.

“People and organisations are at last getting on with tackling the climate emergency,” said Mr Boddington.

“But there is still more talk than action. Too much talking up achievements rather than recognition that we have barely begun to tackle the problem.

“There is a lack of commitment to early dates for going carbon neutral.

“A few organisations are talking about going carbon negative. Shropshire has been in the slow lane but that is changing. We need to push the pace of that change.

“The council is finally making steps towards addressing the climate emergency. But it is making steps not strides forward.”

There will be two climate change meetings in February, one of them in Craven Arms.

Shropshire Council is inviting businesses, groups and residents to attend a Climate Change Strategy workshop to work together on the Climate Change Strategy.

The workshop will introduce and discuss four key themes that are central to the climate change effort in Shropshire and beyond.

The issues that will be discussed during the evening will be carbon reduction and energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage.

The workshop will take place in the council chamber at Shirehall on Monday, February 10 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

There is also a networking and support event for people and organisations interested in environmental issues. This will include discussions and workshops on topics such as tree planting as well as community energy and transport.

It is at the Craven Arms Community Centre on Thursday, February 27, between 7pm and 9pm.

There will be a chance to share ideas and partnership opportunities.