Climate Action in Warwickshire

Warwickshire Climate Alliance

Warwickshire Climate Alliance is an umbrella organisation of Warwickshire environmental groups, devoted to pushing for stronger action within the county on the climate emergency.

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Our Aims

We aim to lobby and collaborate with county-wide agencies to develop a serious plan for transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and we seek collaborations with other organisations to develop ideas for reaching that goal.

Public Awareness

We work to raise public awareness of the challenges of climate change, and to enhance the local connections that allow campaigners to share knowledge and collaborate in developing local campaigns.

Our Partners

We know that there are lots of groups already active in the area; we want to provide a way for everyone to see what everyone else is doing, and to provide a first port of call for someone who would like to become active but doesn’t know who to contact. The Environmental Groups Page contains a list of local groups and provides links to their websites. 

Current Actions and Issues

Campaigns and Current Items of Interest
Pension Fund Divestment
Campaign to persuade Warwickshire County Council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies
Response to WCC Sustainable Futures'
WCA responded to Warwickshire County Council's 'Sustainable Futures Strategy'

WCA bring their climate roadshows to towns around the county

Rugby Cement - planning application to store recycled materials to add to cement and reduce “embedded carbon”
COP 28
COP 28 takes place in UAE this year.

Beechwood Farm Battery Energy
The project is at an early stage and they would like views on the development proposals.

Sewage Pollution on the River Avon
pdf of slideshow presentation given to WCA by Geoff Sallis

End of 2022 Climate Quiz

Every year, around Christmas time, the Warwickshire Climate Alliance host a virtual quiz online. It's a fun social event with an opportunity to meet and pose questions to the quiz masters as well as win prizes. From 2022, the quiz will also be posted online after the event so that anyone can take part for their own interest.
WCA releases response to WCC Sustainable Futures Strategy

WCA releases response to WCC Sustainable Futures Strategy

Monday, January 16, 2023

Today Warwickshire Climate Alliance has released its detailed response to the County Council's Sustainable Futures Strategy.

We believe that the Sustainable Futures Strategy is hamstrung by the lack of resources that the Council is willing to devote to ensuring a sustainable future. One of the most disturbing weaknesses in the Strategy is its failure to aim for net zero by 2050, despite this being a UK Government priority. The Council's strategy, if pursued, would achieve only for a 40% reduction on emissions across the county, and would rely on offsetting for the remaining reduction. We believe this reliance is unrealistic. 

On the positive side, we are heartened that the Council wishes that a community powered approach should be central to the Sustainable Futures Strategy, and is committed to continue to engage and strengthen partnership working with local climate and community groups. Warwickshire is home to great energy and expertise on issues related to the climate emergency. We believe that the Council’s climate emergency plans would benefit from the greater involvement of this local expertise. To achieve this, we propose that the Council should set up specialist forums, made up of local experts, for each of the six themes presented here, to provide input into the further development of the Council’s plans. As an umbrella organisation including several community groups and networks, Warwickshire Climate Alliance and the Low Carbon Warwickshire Network would be well placed to assist in the identification of members of such panels. 

The Warwick District Green Party has also released its response to the Sustainable Futures Strategy, accessible via our Warwickshire County Council page.

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