Brilliant news! Reading Borough Council unanimously voted to declare a Climate Emergency for Reading on Tuesday 26 February 2019.
See the broadcast of the Council meeting here: link to Webcast of RBC meeting.
- Note that the petition is presented by 12yr old Skye and an Extinction rebellion campaigner at 10 mins in. It is great to see the passion and interest from our community here.
- The main item is at ~1hr 45 mins in.
- It was also reported in the Reading Chronicle (27 Feb)
- You can view the declaration here…
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PDF document downloaded from: https://democracy.reading.gov.uk/documents/s3743/item11-ClimateChange-ALTERED.pdf
This is obviously a huge commitment for the town, with the demand for Zero Carbon by 2030…only 10 years away!
We will need everyone’s help to make this happen: public sector, businesses, national government, and all of us as individuals. We’re starting development of our third Reading Climate Change Strategy (2020-2025) so please do get involved and help us: come along to our Launch Event (13 June). There is a lot to do but together we can make it happen!
Wishing you well.
Chris Beales, RCCP Chair
Original post (8 Feb)
A very exciting news story for Reading: the council are looking to commit us to deliver Zero Carbon Reading by 2030. See the article in the Reading Chronicle (here).
We will update this post with more information over the next few days. There is obviously an enormous amount to do to make this happen…but it has to happen if we want any hope of limiting climate change to 1.5degC!
Over the next few months we will be starting our consultation on the next Reading Climate Change Strategy. This is an opportunity for everybody to get involved and help us get Reading ready for the challenges ahead.