CPCA shows greatest improvement nationally for sustainability
The latest report looking at sustainability across the work of the nine combined authorities in the UK shows Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has made the greatest level of improvement.
The Combined Authority Sustainability Benchmarking Technical Report analyses sustainable activity and scores each authority on their progress in areas including air quality, carbon emissions, green infrastructure, biodiversity, energy systems, renewables, district heating and public transport.
The assessment shows the CPCA has moved up by 28 points and four places overall from 2017 to 2018.
Head of Sustainability for the CPCA, Paul Bourgeois said: “This is great news for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as the report recognises we are prioritising the sustainability of our area as we deliver our growth ambitions.
“We have dedicated resources at member and officer level and we will continue to strive to create a high quality sustainable environment through continued effective working with local authorities, the private sector and third sector and our academic partners.”
The initial report, in 2017, was funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and authored by Sustainability West Midlands (SWM), the sustainability delivery partner for the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
The WMCA have funded the report for 2018 to help measure progress and identify and share good practice.