Communities & businesses taking action for nature’s recovery
A new film commissioned by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, featuring local communities and businesses who are leading the way in nature’s recovery, was premiered at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Growth conference earlier this week.
The film, produced by local film company Here, Now, is released to coincide with the G7 summit being held in Cornwall, which will consider global issues including climate change and nature loss.
Lord Robin Teverson, Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, said “We commissioned the film to share examples of how communities and businesses of Cornwall are truly putting nature front and centre in their actions. No longer are the environment and nature seen as a fringe concern that can be ignored.”
Carolyn Cadman, deputy Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and Chief Executive of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said “the film includes headlines from the recently published Cornwall State of Nature 2020 Report which shows that nature in Cornwall is in decline. Thank you to the businesses and communities who are taking action and who agreed to share their inspirational stories for one and all to see”
Peter Marsh, Chief Executive of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and Service Director – Environment and Climate Change at Cornwall Council, said “alongside communities and businesses, the public sector are also leading the way in tackling the nature and climate crisis. Cornwall Council was one of the first Local Authorities to declare a climate emergency and we also mandated Biodiversity Net Gain in the planning system ahead of most of the rest of the country”. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership is a collaboration of public, private and voluntary sector organisations working together for nature’s recovery.
Thank you also to Natural England and Cornwall Wildife Trust for making the film happen.