A COMMUNITY and business conversation on the climate emergency will take place at a public event in Stirling this month.

Drop-in sessions will be held at the Albert Halls on March 18, when a range of council services will join local and national organisations to discuss the climate crisis and the ongoing work to protect the environment.

Stirling Council is calling on the wider region to tackle the emergency together and staff will be on hand at the venue between 1pm and 7pm on the day.

The focus will be on the six themes of climate change, travel, energy and homes, circular economy and waste, green space and nature as well as food.

Similar sessions are being planned for rural Stirling during April and May with dates to be confirmed.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, said: “We declared a climate emergency in October last year and we have been working on our action plan aimed at reducing environmental impacts and developing climate resilience.

“This drop-in event will allow Stirling Council residents to come along, speak to our officers and partners, and discuss how to tackle the climate emergency together.

“It will also be an opportunity for organisations in Stirling to demonstrate what they are doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change and shape services to protect the planet.”

Partner organisations confirmed to attend include Scottish Natural Heritage, Transport Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and SEPA.