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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Declarations & pledges

Climate emergency declaration

We don’t think this council has declared a climate emergency – let us know if it has!

Whole area pledge for 2050

“Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to level up work already underway to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and protect and enhance its green spaces and help meet its commitment to eradicating net carbon emissions across the area by 2050.”

Climate Plan Scorecard

This council’s climate plans as of 20th September 2021 were assessed and scored by trained Climate Emergency UK volunteers, as part of the Council Climate Plan Scorecards project.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority scored zero points in this assessment. This is because the council either didn’t have any published plans at the time of the assessment, or the plans didn’t qualify.

SectionCambridgeshire and Peterborough Combine…Average combined authority council
Total score0%48%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
0/21
9.5/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
0/18
9.4/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
0/5
2.2/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
0/9
5.0/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
0/5
3.0/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
0/4
2.6/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
1.1/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
2.5/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.8/4

Emissions data

4541.6 ktCO2

Total 2019 emissions

5.3 tCO2

per person

1.3 ktCO2

per km2

10%

Commercial

26%

Domestic

17%

Industry

4%

Public Sector

44%

Transport

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities. Data has been combined from constituent local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in terms of emissions profile, deprivation, rural/urban population density, and geographical nearness. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Cambridgeshire County Council89%Yes2050May 14, 2019
West Northamptonshire Council87%NoNo targetNo
Gloucestershire County Council83%Yes2030May 15, 2019
North Northamptonshire Council83%No2030July 28, 2021
Bedford Borough Council82%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Colchester Borough Council80%Yes2030July 17, 2019
Lincolnshire County Council80%Yes2050No
Suffolk County Council79%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Oxfordshire County Council79%No2030April 2, 2019
Braintree District Council77%No2030July 22, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in terms of their emissions profile, based on the latest data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Cambridgeshire County Council95%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Wiltshire Council90%No2030Feb. 26, 2019
West Northamptonshire Council90%NoNo targetNo
Chelmsford City Council86%Yes2030July 16, 2019
North Kesteven District Council86%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council86%Yes2030May 23, 2019
Peterborough City Council85%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Test Valley Borough Council84%Yes2050Sept. 4, 2019
Oxfordshire County Council83%No2030April 2, 2019
Tewkesbury Borough Council83%Yes2030Oct. 1, 2019

These councils grographically border or overlap with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Cambridgeshire County Council99%Yes2050May 14, 2019
Fenland District Council97%NoNo targetNo
Cambridge City Council97%Yes2030Feb. 21, 2019
South Cambridgeshire District Council97%Yes2050Nov. 28, 2019
Huntingdonshire District Council96%No2040No
East Cambridgeshire District Council96%Yes2050Oct. 17, 2019
Peterborough City Council95%Yes2030July 24, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in terms of the proportion of their population living in high deprivation, medium deprivation, and low deprivation neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
West Northamptonshire Council94%NoNo targetNo
Chorley Council93%No2030Nov. 19, 2019
Suffolk County Council93%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Milton Keynes93%Yes2030Jan. 23, 2019
Leicestershire County Council92%No2030May 15, 2019
Wyre Council92%Yes2030July 11, 2019
Worcestershire County Council92%Yes2030July 15, 2021
Derbyshire County Council91%Yes2032No
Cheshire West and Chester Council91%Yes2030May 21, 2019
North East Derbyshire District Council91%Yes2030July 8, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in terms of the proportion of their population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Folkestone and Hythe District Council96%Yes2030July 24, 2019
Vale of White Horse District Council95%Yes2045Feb. 13, 2019
Central Bedfordshire Council94%No2030March 5, 2019
Tendring District Council93%Yes2030Aug. 6, 2019
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council93%Yes2030July 9, 2019
South Staffordshire Council93%YesNo targetSept. 10, 2019
North Lincolnshire Council93%No2030No
South Derbyshire District Council91%Yes2030June 27, 2019
Teignbridge District Council91%Yes2025April 18, 2019
Ards and North Down Borough Council90%NoNo targetFeb. 27, 2019

Powers & Responsibilities

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is a Combined Authority, with powers over:

Council buildings and staff

Climate actions might include:

  • making council offices more energy efficient
  • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
  • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    Spending, procuring, and investing

    Climate actions might include:

    • embedding carbon impact assessment as part of the council’s budgeting and financial accountability process
    • utilising Public Works Loan Board loans or the Business Rates Retention Scheme to invest in emissions-reducing capital projects that otherwise wouldn’t get funded
    • specifying low carbon equipment and practices when procuring for relevant services from suppliers
    • prioritising positive environmental impacts during procurement, through the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    cambspboroca.org
    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s official homepage.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/cambridgeshire-and-peterborough-combined-authority/ [Accessed 22 May 2022].

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