Workshop: addressing the climate emergency

Climate emergency workshop

Download and view the presentations that were shown during this event. 

The Council wants to create a district where residents feel proud to live and work and which is clean, green and sustainable. In 2018 the Council pledged to support the transition to net-zero carbon by 2050. This was followed by the declaration of a climate emergency in November 2019, and the commitment to work with partners to achieve zero carbon by 2050 across the district. 

Our Zero Carbon Communities Programme is part of this commitment.

This is the first of a series of workshops intended to support parish councils and local green groups to address the climate emergency.

In this first workshop we will

  • find out more about the carbon footprint of the district and the challenges our district faces in delivering its net-zero carbon ambitions
  • hear from some of the organisations which have received funding in the first round of the Zero Carbon Communities grant about their plans for local projects:
    • Cambridge Sustainable Food’s ‘Food Our Future’
    • Cambridge Cohousing’s ‘Orchard Park Shared Electric Cargo Trike Project’
    • Great Wilbraham Parish Council’s ‘Wilbraham Woodlands’
  • hear from Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS) about how they can support voluntary organisations to be more effective
  • explore through tabletop exercises how to identify the key challenges to carbon reduction in your community, and where you can make a difference
  • meet others and share ideas on how to respond to the climate emergency and further enhance and green our district
  • find out about our newly launched Zero Carbon Communities e-newsletter
  • find out about plans for Round 2 of our Zero Carbon Communities grant, for funding up to £15,000


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