Climate change

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The time to act on climate change is now.

Every individual and organisation in Swindon can take action and play a part.

Find out what you can do: be the change.

What does net zero mean?

Net zero means finding a balance between the greenhouse gases that an individual or organisation puts into the atmosphere, and those that are ‘taken out’.

In other words, it’s making sure that for all the gases emitted, you are removing the same amount from the atmosphere, making yourself ‘carbon neutral’.

Achieving net zero is necessary if we are to tackle climate change and protect people, the planet and our natural world. The UK has set a target of being net zero by 2050.

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