Climate change in Gateshead
Climate change caused by increasing carbon emissions is not only a global problem, it's a problem here in Gateshead.
Scientists have warned that if urgent action to drastically reduce carbon emissions is not taken in the next 10 years, the damage done cannot be reversed.
The problem can be fixed. As a planet we have many of the technologies and resources we need to change the course we are on. However, we do not under estimate the scale of the challenge - this is more than just stopping the use of plastic straws. We need a fundamental rethink of how we all impact our planet and how sustainable that is for future generations.
One thing that is clear is that everyone has a part to play and that means every Gateshead resident, business and organisation needs to act now. By working together in Gateshead, we can make a difference - helping improve our environment, health and wellbeing.