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Climate Change Strategy consultation

This consultation is open until 11.59pm on 20 December 2020.

Our Climate Change Strategy sets out how we plan to reduce our carbon footprint, and how we will support local residents, businesses and organisations to reduce their emissions.

We are working on a new version of the strategy for the next 5 years (2021 to 2026), and we'd like you to help us shape it.

We want to understand what would help you to reduce your energy and water usage, switch to sustainable travel options, and reduce waste. And we want to know what you think we, along with other local and national organisations and businesses, could do to help reduce carbon emissions in Cambridge.

Watch our short video about our goal to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

Have your say

Please complete our online survey to help us develop our new strategy.

The consultation closes on 20 December 2020.

If you have any questions about the consultation or strategy, contact us at sustainablecity@cambridge.gov.uk or 01223 457676.

Workshop events

During November, we’ll be running a series of online workshops for you to tell us your ideas and comments. Some will cover a range of issues linked to climate change, and others will focus in more detail on key themes in the strategy.

Places at the workshops will be limited, so follow the links below to reserve your place.

  • Workshop 1, Wednesday 4 November, 7 to 8.30pm: General discussion
  • Workshop 2, Thursday 12 November, 3 to 4.30pm: Adaptation, biodiversity, and trees
  • Workshop 3, Thursday 19 November, 7 to 8.30pm: Housing and buildings
  • Workshop 4, Tuesday 24 November, 7 to 8.30pm: Reducing consumption, reuse, recycling, and sustainable food
  • Workshop 5, Thursday 26 November, 3.30 to 5pm: General discussion

Next steps

When the consultation closes, we will consider your responses and suggestions from the survey and workshops. They will help us develop our new Climate Change Strategy for 2021 to 2026.

We will present a report summarising the key findings from the consultation to the Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee meeting on 25 March 2021. We’ll seek approval for the new strategy from the Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre at the same meeting.

Subject to approval, we’ll publish the new strategy in April 2021.