This year’s English summer was the warmest on record. Great for many of us, but it also contributed to a record 2.2 million patients attending A&E in July. Elsewhere, high temperatures and dry conditions caused wildfires and deaths from inside the Arctic Circle to the shores of the Aegean Sea. According to a recent UN […]
We have submitted a response to the consultation on the Waterbeach New Town SPD. This is important, because the South Cambs local plan has agreed that 8000-9000 new homes will be built on the old Waterbeach baracks site. This SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) matters, because it will influence the decisions on planning applications here for […]
Whenever I sit in traffic jams on the A14 “improvement” scheme, I’m saddened at the loss of the trees and the massive belt of devastation either side of the road. It was made worse recently when I heard that the A14 improvement scheme is in breach of its contractually binding agreements about air quality monitoring. […]
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) report is an excellent piece of work, with many important ideas within it. The Mayor and Combined Authority should consider it carefully and adopt its recommendations. Climate change is a thin thread running through it, although as it says “The topic of climate change does not sit […]
We are pleased that Daniel Zeichner was one of the early signatories to the the Climate Coalition’s cross party letter asking the Prime Minister to back an early UK net zero emissions target. He told us: “I signed the Climate Coalition’s Net Zero letter because the effects of man-made CO² emissions is one of the […]
We are pleased that Heidi Allen MP for South Cambs has signed the Climate Coalition’s cross party letter asking the Prime Minister to back an early UK net zero emissions target. Heidi Allen told us “I signed the cross-party letter on net zero emissions because we need to be more ambitious with our green targets. […]
We’ve just been informed that BEIS have issued an Invitation to Tender for increasing the rate of energy efficiency retrofits. They’re offering up to £365K/ organisation. Bid deadline 10 Sept 2018.
As the graph shows, many of the changes we need to become Carbon Neutral region are already happening, but they now need to accelerate.
It is becoming increasingly clear that by the middle of this century, the world needs to be approaching net zero carbon emissions if we are to avoid the consequences of dangerous climate change. Cambridge is a well-connected and influential city, with significant investment in transport and housing planned in the newly created Cambridgeshire and Peterborough […]