This questionnaire is for you if you are a young person aged 11-18.

Scientists and our government agree that climate change is happening and is due to human activity. This includes global warming and greater risk of flooding, droughts and heat waves both globally and locally in the Epping Forest District.

The impact of climate change and the decisions we make today will be felt most by those people born since the year 2000. Young people have most investment in the future of our planet and are at the forefront of the climate change debate.

The world around us is changing. As the Earth’s surface warms, many other climate changes are also occurring:

  • warming oceans
  • melting polar ice and glaciers
  • rising sea levels
  • more extreme weather events

Scientists believe the increase in greenhouse gases is mainly due to:

  • burning of fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil for energy and transport
  • agriculture and deforestation as natural habitats are swept away to grow food for growing populations
  • the manufacture of cement, chemicals and metals to support our industrial societies

The Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 adopted the first-ever universal global climate deal to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts towards limiting to 1.5°C.

Source https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

For Epping Forest District Council, global action starts at home.  Our ability to limit global climate change depends on millions of individual daily local thoughts and actions. 

This questionnaire is to give our district’s young people a voice and a say in the development of our climate change strategy. It also covers local environmental pollution issues such as air-quality linked to global factors affecting climate change.

Whatever your views, please share your experiences and help us to shape our climate change action plan for the future.

Climate Change Consultation Questionnaire

You do not need to be a climate expert to get involved - we would like to hear from everyone.

By taking this questionnaire you are consenting to your responses being used to inform the development of the Climate Change Action Plan. Your information will be processed in line with our privacy policy.

This survey should take about 6 minutes to complete.



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