The UK is committed to keeping global warming well below 2°C, as well as to cutting emissions by 80% by 2050 relative to 1990.

These targets can only be achieved if immediate action is taken by governments at all levels, including at local government level, and by individuals and businesses.

Ahead of the local government elections in Winchester on 3 May, we encourage WinACC supporters to ask candidates from all parties the following questions:

  1. Would your party deliver a Winchester Movement Strategy that improves facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in the centre of Winchester and substantially reduces the number of cars?
  2. Winchester City Council’s “Low Carbon Route Map”, endorsed in 2015, includes a commitment to generate locally our share of the national targets for renewable energy (15% by 2020, 30% by 2030).  What will your party do to make sure that this is achieved?
  3. Data shows that Winchester’s recycling rate has fallen in recent years while the level of household waste is increasing. What steps would your party take to address this?
WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) works to lower the carbon footprint of the Winchester District by inspiring low carbon living and highlighting the many advantages this can bring.