Our government accepts climate change is happening and man-made emissions are the main cause.
Slough has to respond to this and in the coming years and decades it is predicted that:
These changes will have a major impact on the people, businesses and infrastructure of Slough.
This gives many challenges and opportunities. It's not possible for one group or organisation to address all of these issues on their own: it's important that local groups work in partnership to:
To do this we are working with the Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board. A dedicated Climate Change Priority Delivery Group (PDG) has been set up and has representatives from the:
Together this group have developed a Climate Change Strategy for Slough. It sets out the Climate Change PDG’s commitment to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across Slough and the council's operations. It also outlines:
A Climate Change Action Plan will be developed in consultation with local partners to gather information on their climate change actions for Slough. It will support the long term delivery of the strategy and will give a comprehensive overview of the:
Please contact EnvironmentalQuality@slough.gov.uk for any further enquiries
Slough Borough Council signed up to Climate Local in June 2014
Climate Local is an LGA initiative, supported by the Environment Agency Climate Ready service, to drive, inspire and support council action on climate change. Launched in June 2012, it aims to support councils both to reduce carbon emissions and to increase resilience to a changing climate. The initiative is the only one of its type in England and is the successor to the old Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change.
The PDG’s Climate Change Strategy gives tips on how everyone can help tackle climate change.
You can also sign up to the PDG’s climate change pledge, found at the end of the summary document. This will raise awareness about climate change and encourage partners, residents and local businesses to take action and share good practice.
Once you have made your pledge, we will promote your good practice on this site. Your information will also be used to help guide the Climate Change Priority Delivery Group to identify where further support is needed.