NS provided an update on the Climate Board website. Outlining that the intention of the site is to present a positive vision of a carbon neutral Portsmouth. Therefore net-zero emissions can be achieved by addressing other societal issues at the same time.
Each thematic page illustrates the current situation with the use of statistics and case studies. It then shows what has already been done and what the local population can do to further reduce carbon emissions.
The ultimate aim is to motivate residents and communities within Portsmouth to make changes now. This will be done by guiding them in a straight forward way.
KN was very impressed with the amount of information on the website and noted it would take time and resources to ensure it was frequently updated and relevant.
It was also raised that the recently selected Climate Board logo did not feature prominently on the website. NS said that the logo can be added at a later date.
AW mentioned the expanding of the PCC Switched On Portsmouth website, which will be a helpful resource to link to from the Climate Board website.
TM noticed some technical issues with the website. NS replied that he did not create the website so will pass on any concerns. AW also added that about 70% of website views tend to come from mobile devices.
KN suggested that the website should be specific in what it is trying to communicate on some of the pages. The ‘get involved’ page is also an opportunity to list other local groups so that the site can become a local hub for action.
SF thanked NS for all the time and work that had been put into the website.
The purpose of the website is to present a positive vision of a carbon neutral Portsmouth and guide residents towards action.
The board members were overall positive and impressed by the website.
Some additional work will need to be done to ensure the website can act as a hub for climate action by signposting other groups, websites and projects.
The final website with be launched between 22nd February and 8th March.
NS to integrate the official Climate Board logo into the website.
NS to signpost local climate groups and projects from the website, eg Switched On Portsmouth, Green Drinks and the Hampshire Wildlife Trust etc.
All board members to send TT or NS a short profile of themselves and the company they represent.