New climate working group for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and funding to tackle peat emissions
A new climate working group has been set up by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the publication of an independent report.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate Change recently revealed its first set of proposals to combat the “severe” consequences of climate change in the county.
These included a ban on diesel vans and trucks in urban areas and the mass roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, as well as the introduction of a ‘climate cabinet’ and annual funding of £50,000 to tackle peat emissions in the Fens.
The combined authority - the county’s mayoral body - has now sanctioned the latter two recommendations which includes £50,000 a year to create a Fenland Peat Committee.