In 2022, we will be renewing our Climate Strategy to support our vision and aspiration of a net Carbon Zero Huntingdonshire by 2040.
We adopted the aspiration of a net carbon zero Huntingdonshire by 2040, as well as the cross-party developed OxCam Arc environmental principles in December 2021. The agreed set of environmental principles and the adoption of the aspiration of a net carbon zero Huntingdonshire by 2040 forms the basis to renew the Climate Strategy and Action Plan.
What is the Climate Strategy?
The role of the strategy is to ensure we lead by example and influence others to make sure that we are all doing what we can to protect the environment around us.
Key sections within the renewed strategy will be:
sharing the success story/journey so far
net-zero by 2040 trajectory
action plan to reach net-zero
internal stakeholder engagement
external community engagement.
Watch our video explaining the District Council's Climate Strategy and Action Plan, and Climate Conversation plans.
Why do we need a Climate Strategy?
The Climate Strategy will lead to the adoption of a Climate Action Plan where we as a council aim to achieve net zero carbon by 2040. Along with taking steps we will seek to influence communities and businesses in the District to share, contribute and work towards a carbon zero Huntingdonshire by 2040.
Reducing carbon emissions will be a team effort, and we want to understand the views of people across Huntingdonshire on the most appropriate way for us to develop our approach in response to climate change.
Timeline for Strategy
Whilst the council is focused on reducing its carbon footprint of all its activities we need to ask all the residents and businesses within Huntingdonshire to contribute toward achieving a net carbon zero Huntingdonshire by 2040.