In May 2019, Cambridgeshire declared a climate and environment emergency.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region has 25% higher greenhouse gas emissions than the UK average and is an area particularly at risk to the impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe flooding events, water shortages and higher than average temperature rises. If the region continues producing emissions at its present rate, there are only six years left until it has used up its emissions allowance to 2050, as set out in the UK’s Net Zero target. Local action is urgently needed.
IoD East of England & The Centre for Climate Engagement will be collaborating on quarterly events throughout 2022 to engage with local non-executive directors and board members to take climate action in the area.
This first event will focus on SME engagement – awareness, governance, race to zero, best practise.