Peterborough City Council signs up to ‘Climate Commitment’ to become a net zero carbon city by 2030

Peterborough City Council has signed up to the Peterborough Climate Commitment, which is calling on the city to take action to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Monday, 10th January 2022, 4:43 pm
Cathedral Sqaure in Peterborough.

The city council has joined many other local businesses and has issued a plea for others to do the same.

The council’s support for the group is part of efforts being made by the administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the natural environment by becoming a net zero carbon organisation by 2030.

The Peterborough Climate Commitment is a largescale movement aimed at uniting organisations across the city to take urgent action to help Peterborough become a net zero carbon city by 2030.

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This includes regular monitoring of their processes and taking continuous action to become more sustainable by reducing emissions and their use of resources, as well as improving the natural environment.

The council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and recently set a new target to increase the amount of tree canopy coverage on its land from 22 percent to 25 percent by 2035.

The authority also produces an annual carbon management action plan which details its carbon emissions from the previous year and the activities it will commit to over the coming years to reduce these.

Cllr Nigel Simons, cabinet member for waste, street scene and the environment, said: “As a council, we are determined to become net zero carbon by 2030 and have made huge strides towards this.

“However, we also hold the ambition for the entire city to reach the same goal, which is why we support the Peterborough Climate Commitment and would encourage all other organisations to sign up and help make our area a cleaner and greener place to live and work.”