In Autumn 2019 East Cambridgeshire District Council declared a climate emergency. In doing so, we agreed to explore a wide range of actions to improve our local environment and do our bit to help mitigate climate change.
One such commitment was the preparation of an Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (EnvPlan).
This Council has already done many things such as boosting recycling, improve cycling and walking infrastructure and securing better environmental standards in new development. But we can do much more, and we must do more. We can do this both directly, through our own operations, but also by helping to facilitate change in partnership with residents and businesses across the district.
The EnvPlan sets out our vision that by 2050 or earlier the Council’s operations will reach net zero carbon emissions and, in partnership with all stakeholders, for East Cambridgeshire as a whole, with clear and demonstrable progress towards that target year on year. At the same time, our vision is to support our communities and East Cambridgeshire’s biodiversity and environmental assets so they can adapt and flourish as our climate changes.