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Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet. Together, we can create a better future.

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The Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church agree that Christians must act on climate change.

The Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment shares the Vatican statement’s clear view that climate change is largely caused by human activity and mitigating it is a ‘moral and religious imperative for humanity’. The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said: 

The Great Waste, the latest project from local climate change charity Winchester Action on Climate Change, has had an exceptionally successful first month.  

Carbon Brief have produced this helpful diagram showing what all the party manifestos say on climate change and energy.

Help make politicians of all parties understand that climate change is the most important issue they face. 2015 is a crucial year for the future of humanity, leading up to the Paris conference in December. This is what you can do.

A recent report* estimates that most of the known reserves of coal, oil and gas must remain in the ground.

Coming events

June 2015

The Transport action group aims to cut the energy used in travel in our daily lives by influencing policy-makers and transport providers to make low carbon travel easier and more accessible, and encouraging people to shift to lower carbon forms of transport.

To find out more about the group click here or contact

Chaired by John Beveridge.

The Food action group aims to promote community food growing and stop food being wasted.

For more information contact

The chair is Sarah Gooding. 

We know that we need to cut greenhouse gases by 40% by 2020 (compared with 2004), and to get 15% of our energy from renewable sources.

But setting targets like these is a waste of time unless we know how we will do it.

One year ago, WinACC launched a consultation on how we could do our share towards national and international targets.

This meeting is our chance to:

The Renewable Energy action group promotes increased use of renewable energy in Winchester district by raising awareness influencing local policies and promoting locally based, larger scale renewable energy generation schemes.

To find out more about this group click here or contact

Chaired by Richard Ritchie.

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