Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has published the first Berkshire Net Zero Carbon Research Report, sharing the first in a series of priorities that will ensure that Berkshire plays a leading role in the UK’s drive to net zero carbon emissions. This means communities working together to put no more carbon into the atmosphere than it takes out and is key to help secure a sustainable future for the planet.
The launch of the report was marked by an event at Newbury College’s new Renewables Centre, where the UK’s first 100% electric coach made a stop on its Zero Carbon Tour journey through the UK to COP26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference). The Tour is accelerating the UN-backed Race to Zero as part of the UK’s #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign, and provided the ideal opportunity to showcase how Berkshire is leading the global green agenda on a local level.
Green light for Berkshire to meet climate challenge
Thames Valley Berkshire LEP commissioned sustainability consultancy Bioregional to research and deliver the independent, in-depth report of how Berkshire’s six local authorities are responding to the net zero challenge. The report celebrates the positive steps that have already been taken across the area, which includes extensive green public transport projects and progressive policies for the rollout of Electric Vehicles. However, the review also highlights areas where greater focus is needed to help the area secure its green future.