Reading Climate Change Partnership


An exciting opportunity has arisen to act as the University’s representative in the Reading Climate Change Partnership.  The partnership, established in 2009, has a vision to establish “…a thriving network of businesses and organisations at the forefront of developing solutions for reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change.”

The University has been an ever-present member of the Reading Climate Change Partnership Board, including Dan Fernbank’s 2 year rotation as Chair of the Partnership, when he oversaw the mid-term review of its Strategy.

After 5 years with the Partnership, Dan has decided to step down and the University’s position on the Board is therefore vacant.

This is an exciting time for the Partnership, which is gaining renewed momentum as it moves towards developing its post-2020 climate change strategy for the town.  The Board oversees the activity of the wider Reading Climate Action Network (– the primary delivery body for climate change action locally - and provides its strategic direction.  The Board meets every 3 months, plus occasional ad hoc ‘working group’ meetings; for example around the development of its new website.

The Board consists of:

  • Reading Borough Council Sustainability Manager
  • 2 Reading Borough Council Councillors
  • Environment Agency representative
  • University of Reading representative
  • Health Sector representative
  • Large Business representative
  • Small Business representative
  • Community Group representative
  • Voluntary Community Sector representative

For an informal discussion on the voluntary role, please contact Dan Fernbank, Energy & Sustainability Manager,, 0118 3785075.

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