Peterborough City Council Signs Up To Climate Commitment

Peterborough City Council has signed up to a citywide Climate Commitment, with the aim of becoming carbon-neutral as an organisation by 2030.

A growing number of local businesses and organisations have also joined the movement, all united by a common goal: to cut carbon emissions and do their bit to protect the environment,

The goal of the Peterborough Climate Commitment is for the city to become a net-zero carbon destination by 2030, but this will require a considerable amount of effort from businesses and individuals – and the council believes that needs to begin now.

Announcing its 2030 pledge, the organisation stated that the city must take ‘urgent action’ in order to meet this goal. It intends to regularly monitor its processes and take ‘continuous action’ to become more sustainable, gradually reducing its use of resources and the volume of carbon emissions it produces.

In addition to reducing emissions, the council has put plans in place to plant more trees across the city. By 2035, the organisation wants to have increased the tree canopy coverage on its land by 3% to 25%.

Cllr Nigel Simons, cabinet member for waste, street scene and the environment, commented: “As a council we are determined to become net-zero carbon by 2030 and have made huge strides towards this.

“However, we also hold the ambition for the entire city to reach the same goal, which is why we support the Peterborough Climate Commitment and would encourage all other organisations to sign up and help make our area a cleaner and greener place to live and work.”