Hammersmith & Fulham Council has appointed Helen Dell as its first Climate Change Commissioner.
As a volunteer, she will help drive the council’s efforts to make the borough net carbon zero by 2030.
She’s well placed to assist H&F drive action on climate change having served on the independent, resident-led H&F Climate and Ecological Emergency Commission that helped advise the council on its zero-carbon policy.
Helen, a former infrastructure consultant to HM Treasury and a Hammersmith resident, said: “I am delighted to be taking up this important role at a time when the climate emergency is so pressing.
“We have so much to do at international, national and local levels – so I’m determined that we convert the ambition in H&F into practical action. We look forward to working with everyone to help make the 2030 target a reality.”
Helen will now work alongside councillors, officers and the community to develop plans that take forward the council’s agenda on this issue.
H&F Leader Cllr Stephen Cowan said: “Helen has already made a fantastic contribution to our climate emergency work. So, I am very pleased that she has offered her skills and experience to help drive the delivery of our zero-carbon agenda.
“I know she will be an inspiration to us all and I look forward to working with her on the most important issue of our age.”
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