Warwick District Council

Map Courtesy of Google Maps
WDC Declared a Climate Emergency in late 2019, and in February 2020 the elected councillors unanimously adopted an action programme, which includes a commitment to reduce the council’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2025, and the district’s by 2030. This is twenty years earlier than the UK government’s target. WDC ran a People’s Climate Change Inquiry, a variant of the People’s Assemblies called for by Extinction Rebellion.

                                                                                 Warwick People's Inquiry into Climate Change

Following on from the Peoples’ Inquiry, in January 2022 it issued its Climate Emergency Action Programme. WDC’s Climate Change webpages contain more information about its plans and achievements, in impressive detail. Stratford and Warwick District Councils together have hired the global sustainability consultancy Anthesis to produce a decarbonisation plan. This brief summary gives a good idea of what is involved.

             WDC's Climate Emergency Action Plan                            Anthesis Report                          Anthesis Report Summary

Warwick District Council scored 53% overall in Climate Emergency UK's 2021 nation-wide survey. The table opposite shows its ratings on each of nine areas.