At the Halfpenny Bridge on the Kelvin Walkway, I gave my support for Glasgow to become a National Park City as in response to the climate emergency, we need to connect with nature and rapidly cut our carbon emissions.
It is possible to work with London which was declared the world's first National Park City at City Hall on 22nd July 2019. It has established aims to support:-
- a city which is greener in the longer-term than it is today and where people and nature are better connected.
- network of parks and green spaces and where buildings and public spaces aren't defined only by stone, brick, concrete, glass and steel.
- a city that is rich with wildlife where every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors
- a city where all can enjoy high-quality green spaces, clean air, clean waterways and learning outdoors.
There are further events and activities being planned to protect and enhance Glasgow's urban natural and cultural heritage as part of the campaign to become a National Park City.