Shropshire Council establishes a climate change task force
Having declared a climate emergency at the meeting of its Full Council in May this year, Shropshire Council has established a climate change ‘task force’ of officers from across the council, to establish a coherent, coordinated approach to addressing the climate change challenge.
Adrian Cooper (pictured) has been been appointed as the council’s climate change task force leader.
Adrian has worked for Shropshire Council and its predecessor Shropshire County Council for over 25 years and has degrees in geography, environmental management and environmental planning. He has a strong interest in sustainable resource management and the circular economy, and has appeared as a speaker at national and international conferences on these topics.
Before taking up this new role, Adrian has been leading and managing work on the review of the Shropshire Local Plan.
Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for climate change, said:
“I am delighted that Adrian Cooper has been appointed to lead Shropshire Council’s response to climate change. I know from previous conversations with Adrian how knowledgeable and passionate he is about sustainability and the environment so I believe he will be a great fit. The new task force will be responsible for developing a Climate Action Plan and Adrian’s leadership will ensure it has real drive and the ability to deliver.”