Climate Partnership Group

About the Group

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Climate Partnership Group brings together representatives of key decision makers across the public, private and third sector to promote and champion collective local action on climate issues, recognising that decisions by one organisation can have impacts for others.

Each organisation, and each sector, is responsible for mitigating and adapting to climate change. They will have their own plans and strategies to do that, and control over their own resources However, some climate change responses are bigger than any one organisation and require collaboration to scope and deliver effectively at a required scale.

The group is not a separate organisation with its own budget or powers but its strength comes from the alignment of the groups collective powers, resources and skills of its memberships.


To demonstrate local leadership and system-wide action on tackling the causes and effects of climate change. This will be managed through collaborative working across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that is fair, long lasting and appropriately timed to deal with the climate crisis.


  1. To work collectively to deliver Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission for Climate’s findings and recommendations
  2. Members plan for early reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and to remain within the global carbon allowance[1];
  3. To identify, resource and implement system-wide actions that will achieve long term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, to reach the target of Net Zero[2] emissions as soon as possible;
  4. To work collectively to minimise the risk to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from the extremes of climate change, and to develop adaptation measures to build resilience to these impacts;
  5. To undertake its activities in a way that enables a fair transition to a low carbon future;
  6. To suggest actions to better articulate climate change challenges, to increase understanding both within organisations and from a public perspective;
  7. To support opportunities to co-design and develop pilot projects to test effective responses;
  8. To establish and keep science-based targets up to date; and
  9. To monitor, review progress against these objectives (ongoing structures to keep under review the local implications of climate change to be considered following Independent Commission’s second report) and recommend corrective actions if required.
  10. To monitor progress of the Climate action plan 2022-25 and to help problem solve when there are systemic barriers to delivery
  11. to align mitigation and adaptation measures from the outset in order to minimise the risk of costly and damaging maladaptation

[1] That proportion of cumulative emissions required to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

[2] Achieving net-zero emissions assumes that some greenhouse gases are still released, but these are offset by removing an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.