Proposal for a Cambridgeshire Carbon Advisory Service and Strategic Business Case for a Cambridgeshire Decarbonisation Fund: Executive Summary
The imperative and urgency to reach net-zero has never been clearer. Decarbonising our local environment and practices is a momentous task; however, Cambridgeshire County Council and its various public sector partners and stakehold- ers together are uniquely placed to collaborate positively and holistically towards tackling the climate crisis at a local level. Thus, the Cam- bridgeshire local system has an exciting and crit- ical opportunity to drive the achievement of a net-zero Cambridgeshire by 2045 and serve as a model for other local areas across the country and elsewhere. This report recommends the es- tablishment of a Carbon Advisory Service, which will support local businesses to decarbonise. In conjunction, this report sets out the strategic business case for a Cambridgeshire Decarboni- sation Fund, which will offset residual ‘hard to reduce’ emissions and support investment in lo- cal community infrastructure and nature-based projects which will avoid, reduce, or sequester carbon.