Climate action needed, not dates and tokenism
You know that somebody is in trouble when they choose the bottom end of the range as their benchmark rather than the top (‘Climate group call on council to step up action on environment’, windsorexpress.co.uk, March
Last month temperatures near the north pole were 30C above normal. In Antarctica they were 40C above normal and an ice shelf the size of Rome collapsed into the sea.
Meanwhile the cabinet member for climate action and sustainability chose the date of adoption of the borough’s Environment and Climate Strategy as her measure of success, rather than progress made in implementing it since.
If things are going as well as the cabinet member was no doubt trying to suggest, why has there been no governance of the strategy since July 2021, why is the sustainability team avoiding a date with the communities overview and scrutiny panel, and why, at the time of writing, has the first annual monitoring report not been published?
PAUL HINTON Plastic Free Windsor