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.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:48 pm

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.

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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.

All cars running on fossil fuels could be phased out of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by 2050