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Climate emergency

Climate emergency

Wokingham Borough Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 which commits us to playing as full a role as possible in reducing our carbon footprint to be net carbon zero by 2030.

Our latest Climate Emergency Action Plan Progress Report (PDF document) was approved at council on 22 July 2021 and demonstrates the planned steps on our journey towards achieving this goal, along with the current progress on each action. You can take a look at our Climate Emergency Achievements Infographic (PDF document) for a visual overview.

You can find out previous reports here:

Our initial Climate Emergency Action Plan (PDF document) was approved at council on 23 January 2020 and lays out the steps on our journey to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.

Our Climate Emergency Action Plan Progress Report July 2020 (PDF document).

Our plan to tackle climate change 

Our plan is to:

  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport
  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from domestic and business property
  • Generate more renewable energy in the borough
  • Create a local plan that specifies net zero construction and infrastructure
  • Increase the levels of carbon sequestration the borough through greening the environment
  • Engage with young people and support sustainable schools
  • Reduce waste sent to landfill
  • Encouraging behaviour change 

These changes cannot be achieved without your help, so to contribute towards achieving this important net zero goal, please take a look at the multiple ways you can get involved in doing so included within this plan.

Find out what we're already doing

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