Who are we

Communities and organisations coming together in Reading to tackle climate change

Reading Climate Action Network is run by Reading Climate Change Partnership, a voluntary, multi-stakeholder group including representatives from business, academia, community groups and statutory authorities.

Our constitution

The story so far

We were originally founded in 2008 as part of the Local Strategic Partnership and have developed two previous climate change strategies for Reading

What do we do?

By the people of Reading, for the people of Reading

We aim to inspire everybody who lives, works or studies in Reading to work together towards our goal of a net zero, climate change resilient town by 2030

Meet the team

The members of the Reading Climate Change Partnership board are volunteers drawn from various stakeholder groups.

Chris Beales

Water theme lead. Representing the Environment Agency.

Ben Burfoot

Energy theme lead. Sustainability Manager at Reading Borough Council

Prof. Tim Dixon

Co-chair. Chair in Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment at University of Reading

Poppy Harris

Business representative. EMEA Sustainability Manager at Oracle Corporation

Paul Harrison

Health sector representative. Sustainability Manager at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Willem Londeman

Business representative. Transactional Services Senior Consultant at Bottomline Technologies

Tricia Marcouse

Nature theme lead. Representing Greater Reading Environmental Network

Cllr Tony Page

Deputy Leader of the Council & Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport

Tracey Rawling Church

Co-chair. Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. Representing Thames Valley Berkshire LEP.

Why do we do it?

Why is it important to act on climate change?

We believe that by taking concerted action on climate change we will be healthier, fitter and happier, that the negative impacts of climate change will be reduced, and that our communities will be more resilient to, and better able to cope with, those impacts.

Our Plan

How do we do it?

Working in partnership with individuals and organisations

Our strategy and action plan was developed in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholder groups to ensure that it reflects their concerns, issues and priorities.

Our Plan

Delivery partners

Become a delivery partner and help us achieve our goal of a net zero town

We are grateful to these businesses and community groups who have already committed to partner with us in delivering some of the actions. Why not join them?

Contact us

The three levels of impact you can have

Some things are easier and cost nothing; others require some additional effort or investment – it all adds up.



Easy things that take little time and cost no more



Things that cost a little more time and/or money



Might take up more of your time or capital investment

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