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Independent Commission on Climate

The Mayor and Combined Authority’ activities and policies are already informed by an ambition to tackle climate change and the recommendations of the Commission will build on this focus.

What needs to be done?

What is needed at this crucial time for decision making is a climate change evidence base which can command the same consensus and authority as the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER).

As with the CPIER, such an evidence base would not only provide a common understanding across the area, but also help the area collectively in its advocacy with central government, regulatory bodies, and national and multinational business decision-makers whose help we are likely to need to meet a zero carbon ambition.


On this basis the Combined Authority Board agreed to establish an independent Commission on Climate Change, on the model of the highly successful Independent Economic Review, to provide authoritative recommendations on the options available to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to decarbonise the economy, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, in the context of the Combined Authority’s ambition to see rising prosperity shared across the area.

A Full Recommendations Report has now been published. The Combined Authority will now consider these recommendations and will provide a formal response in November 2021.

A response to recommendations contained in the Commissions Interim Report

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Find out more about the Independent Commission on Climate.


The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority are helping to accelerate the delivery of clean local energy projects. We, via the Business Board, are proud to be an active member of the Greater South East Energy Hub, one of five regional Energy Hubs in England. Find out more about the Greater South East Energy Hub.


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