Will Forster

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Woking leads the way on climate change

by willforster on 3 November, 2023

Woking Borough Council’s action on climate change is the best in Surrey according to Climate Emergency UK which assesses all councils on their progress towards net zero.

Climate Emergency UK uses scorecard questions which are created from nine months of research and consultation with over 80 organisations and experts within the climate sector. The scorecards are an assessment of all British councils’ climate action and their response to reducing emissions and tackling the climate emergency.

With an overall score of 34%, Woking Council leads the way on climate change action in Surrey.

External assessment like this are really important because it confirms that Woking’s climate change strategy and work towards net zero is heading in the right direction.

Balancing our environmental aspirations alongside our development and economic needs is at the heart of the Council’s climate change strategy.  We are committed to protecting our natural environment, developing the built environment in a sustainable way, meeting local needs and adapting to the socio-economic, environmental and demographic changes that the future will bring.

I was particularly pleased to see the Council achieve high marks for ‘Collaboration and Engagement’, well above the national average, because to achieve climate change, we really do all need to work together.  Small, simple, everyday changes by the many, will have a big impact overall on our Borough and the environment.

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