Local Support for a National Campaign
If the wider Cambridge Region is to become carbon neutral by the mid 2030s, we will need to work hard locally, but we will also need supportive action from the UK Government. We are therefore actively supporting The Climate Coalition’s campaign for the UK Government to adopt a legally binding net-zero greenhouse gas target to be reached before 2050.
To achieve national net zero, there are four areas in which we need to make progress in 2018.
- Buildings: Bring back the “zero carbon 2016” standard for new homes, and extend it to all buildings by 2020
- Transport: Accelerate the phase out of petrol and diesel cars and vans, by bringing forward the national deadline from 2040 to 2030
- Power: Provide a route to market for the cheapest low carbon power sources – onshore wind and solar.
- Land: Set a target in the Agriculture Bill to secure net zero emissions from UK agriculture by 2050 at latest, with interim targets and milestone.
In partnership with other local organisations and individuals, we are working with the Combined Authority region’s MPs to engage their support for these measures. These MPs are:
- Heidi Allen MP: South Cambridgeshire [C]
- Stephen Barclay: North East Cambridge [C]
- Jonathan Djanogly MP Huntingdon [C]
- Lucy Frazer MP: South East Cambridgeshire. [C]
- Fiona Oluyinka Onasanya MP: Peterborough [L]
- Shailesh Vara MP: North West Cambridgeshire [C]
- Daniel Zeichner MP: Cambridge [L]