Winchester Climate Emergency

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says ‘limiting global warming to 1.5% will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’.

The 1.5°C temperature rise could be exceeded in just 12 years, in 2030. We can stay below it, but it will require urgent, large scale change.

Winchester District declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and the climate emergency has also been acknowledged by New Alresford Town Council.  Winchester City Council is now committed to becoming a carbon neutral council by 2024 and has set a target for the district to be carbon neutral by 2030. We all need to ‘do our bit’ if this target is to be achieved.

In 2017, emissions of CO2 per capita for Winchester District were 6.7 tons.

Return to this page for news about Winchester City Council’s climate emergency action plan.