Climate Emergency Action plan
In 2018 the UK government declared a Climate Emergency. What does this mean at a local level and how can we ensure our council will follow through with their declaration?
Our 10-step action plan…
Create a compulsory education program on climate change for all councillors and senior council officers within WBC to allow them to understand the urgency of climate action.
Renewable energy investment
Create a community bond to fund the construction of three new wind turbine sites in the WB area.
Engage the public
Provide useful information through your website outlining how we can reduce our carbon footprint in the WB area as well as progress on climate change mitigation locally.
Divest fossil fuel funding
Insist that all WBC investments held in the Berkshire Pension fund are divested from fossil fuel investment towards more sustainable options.
All council buildings with south facing roofs must be fitted with solar panels saving money in electricity bills as well as the planet.
Double tree cover
Double tree cover by 2045 around the WB area. Head over to our lockdown woods project to see how we are pushing this forward already.
Efficient new builds
All new constructions in the WB area must achieve Passivehaus standards, ensuring a low carbon footprint for this building.
Offer commercial composting facilities and ditch the green waste charges for WB residents. Provide new wheelie bins and better information on recycling options.
Engage local businesses
Provide practicable and specific guidelines for local businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and highlight their role as a business in making environmental change.
Electric car charging points
The world is changing rapidly and we need WB to keep up! Install dedicated charging points and car parking spaces for electric cars.
Newbury Friends of the Earth is supporting Climate SOS to fight against funding of fossil fuels in the UK!
We demand that the UK Government tells the truth about its fossil fuel subsidies and shifts taxpayers’ money from fossil fuels and industrial-scale bioenergy (from land-use change) into energy efficiency, non-emissive renewable energy, public transport and nature restoration. The UK Government also needs to show leadership in COP 26 and other international meetings to advocate and support urgent international action to be taken to end fossil fuel subsidies.