Cambridgeshire Council budget proposals are set to help tackle climate change and support digital connectivity were (18 January) supported by councillors at the Environment and Green Investment Committee, ahead of February’s meeting of Full Council.
The Environment & Green Investment Committee oversees spending on the county council’s climate change work as well as large energy projects, minerals and waste matters. It also plays a key role looking after the county’s historic and natural environment.
Last year, the council’s Quality of Life Survey highlighted that 76 per cent of respondents were concerned about climate change, with 85 per cent stating they would like the see the county council do more to protect and enhance the natural environment.
Recognising this, over the next five years the council proposes to prioritise £15.9m of funding to work towards this aim. The county council has a strategic ambition for a Net Zero Cambridgeshire by 2045 whilst supporting nature and increasing biodiversity in the area.