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.
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 Action Network board are volunteers drawn from various stakeholder groups.
Co-chair and representing Higher Education and Research. Head of Strategic Engagement (Climate and Environmental Sustainability) at University of Reading.
Tracey Rawling Church
Co-chair and representing Business. Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. Representing Thames Valley Berkshire LEP.
As Resources & Consumption Theme Lead, I am keen to connect with anything and anyone that will help make Reading a zero waste, circular town.
Health Theme Lead and Programme Director for Building Berkshire Together New Hospital Programme at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Communications and Engagement Theme Lead and Co-ordinator of Reading Climate Change Partnership.
Nature Theme Lead. Representing Environmental NGOs and community groups (Greater Reading Environment Network).
Energy Theme Sector representative and Customer Relationship Manager at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - Thames Valley & South East Region
Representing Larger Businesses in Reading and Head of Risk, Invoice Finance & Working Capital Sales at NatWest.
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.
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.
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?
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