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Cambridgeshire COP

Cambridgeshire COP is a project which aspires to use 2022 – the year of the UK’s presidency of the COP process – to focus attention on our region which is at the forefront of the UK's efforts to fight climate change. Climate change is an urgent and important challenge for us, so during this year we aim to highlight the work of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough organisations finding solutions to the problems facing the world which are being piloted in the county.

 

COP27

The United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Egypt in 2022. Also known as COP27 this brings together nations to agree on a collective approach to tackle climate change. This year’s conference follows the COP26 talks held in Glasgow.   

In March, the Cambridgeshire COP initiative was launched. This is an initiative to bring together local views on moving towards Net Zero emissions. It will take those views to the UK government to feed into COP27.

Cambridgeshire COP aims to bring together public sector partners, academia and countywide organisations in the race to net zero.  

 You can find out more and get involved by contacting Ed Groome – ed.groome@cambridgeshire.gov.uk  

The launch

More than 70 representatives of organisations fighting the climate emergency came together on February 28th to kick off a year-long ‘Cambridgeshire COP’.

The 90-minute webinar involved guests from a range of organisations including local authorities, business organisations, pressure groups and faith groups – you can see a recording of the event here.

Speakers included Mayor Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and Cllr Pippa Heylings, who sits on both the Local Government Association cross-party Climate Board representing councillors across England and Wales and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Press Release

HRH Duke of Cambridge's support

HRH The Duke of Cambridge applauds Cambridgeshire COP initiative.

Read HRH’s The Duke of Cambridge’s letter

Press Release

Cambridgeshire Councils tackling climate change

There is a lot happening across our region to reduce emissions and help residents and businesses cope with the impact of a changing climate. All local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough understand the national and international importance of their local actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The following describes just some of the commitments they are made to ensure a green, sustainable, and energy-efficient environment for all in the region. 

Find out what’s happening in your area here

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