What does our region need to do to address and adapt to climate change and how can local groups encourage action? At our February 2022 monthly meeting, Rhiannon Osborne, part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate (CPICC) summarises some of the issues identified in the report the CPICC published last October and discusses what is needed to achieve a ‘just transition’ to net zero. Following Rhiannon’s talk, Helen Dye of St Ives Eco Action explains what their group is doing to tackle local climate challenges and shares her aspiration for St Ives to be one of the county’s leading cycling towns.
The meeting finished with a round-up of the latest cycling news and campaigns from Camcycle’s Communications and Community Officer, Anna Williams.
The next Camcycle meeting will be held online on Tuesday 1 March. Our guest speaker is Gabriel Bienzobas Mauraza from Milton Cycling Campaign who will be talking to us about the group’s work to making cycling and walking the default modes of transport in and around the village. Watch live on our Facebook channel from 7pm.
Links to more information
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate was created by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in 2020. Its role is to provide authoritative recommendations to help the region mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Rhiannon Osborne is one of 12 members of the Commission. The Commission’s first full report, Fairness, nature & communities: addressing climate change in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, was published in October 2021 and in November 2021 the Combined Authority Board agreed to develop actions to implement the recommendation, subject to funding and business case assessments.
St Ives Eco Action
St Ives Eco Action is a place-based community-led climate action group working together towards achieving net-zero carbon by 2030.
Camcycle AGM and annual report
Watch the recording of our AGM, including a talk from our guest speaker Adam Tranter, and read more about what we did in 2021 in our latest annual report.
Find out more about our 2022 Board of Trustees and consider becoming a trustee yourself.
Highway Code update
The Highway Code was updated on 29 January to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. Read more on Camcycle’s blog and find some useful assets to communicate the changes on Cycling UK’s website.
Find out more information on upcoming Camcycle meetings and social events.