Residents asked to take part in local climate change survey

Residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been invited to share their views on climate-action across the region. 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate has launched the public survey which can be accessed here and will be available until November 16.

The commission was established by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the purpose to conduct a thorough review of the ways that climate change is impacting the local economy and communities and to determine what could and should be done to adapt.

According to the commission, climate action across the region has the potential to positively impact aspects of life.

For example, making sure the region has thriving nature and more green space is an important part of climate change mitigation but it will also benefit the well-being, physical and mental health of the public.

Mayor James Palmer who set up the commission said: ‘Reducing our emissions and combating climate change has the potential to drastically improve the physical and mental health of people across our region, helping to create new jobs and a thriving ‘green economy’.

‘I am committed to supporting the economic recovery of the region following the impacts of Covid-19 and it is, therefore, more important than ever to support our area to develop skills, jobs and opportunities through climate action.

‘Investing in climate-friendly technology, overhauling old and high carbon-emitting infrastructure and greening our communities will generate new opportunities for skills training and meaningful employment to people living, working, and studying in our area.

‘I urge residents across the region to give their views on what the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Climate Change Commission should be focusing on, so that we can take meaningful action on climate change that will improve people’s lives.’

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