Liverpool City Region hosted an event to kick start Year of the Environment across Merseyside.
To mark the beginning the Year of Environment, a formal launch event, hosted by Metro Mayor - Steve Rotherham, brought together representatives from organisations across the Liverpool City Region.
The Year of the Environment will showcase the city region’s natural assets and celebrate the valuable work done by so many in the city region to maintain the local environment and show appreciation of the Liverpool City Region’s natural environment.
Cllr Anita Leech Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Environment said:
“We are proud to be a part of Merseyside’s Year of the Environment, is important for us in Wirral to support this initiative and to tackle and raise awareness of growing environmental issues not just in the borough but across the city region.
“Wirral is home to some fantastic and hardworking community groups who work to keep our local environment one of the best. This year will be important to celebrate the work that has taken place by these groups and will also provide an opportunity for others to get involved.
“I look forward to the coming year and beyond as Wirral showcases its environmental assets as a part of the city region, but also plays an integral role in sustaining and making the environment better for future generations.”
The initiative is the city region’s response to the government’s national Year of Green Action and brings together the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, its six constituent local authorities – which includes Wirral, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens - the Environment Agency and Nature Connected.
Year of the Environment will also help raise awareness of issues and areas that demand action and attention, including air quality, waste levels, and the need to shift towards more sustainable use of energy. Many of these areas are influenced by the Combined Authority’s policy and funding responsibilities.
For more information on Year of the Environment visit: yoe2019lcr.org.uk/