Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Independent Commission for Climate

An introduction and overview of an online Community Engagement project using friendly drones to map out all the resources avaiailable to villagers.

Extreme inequality, social injustice and unsustainable development are powering the climate crisis and exacerbating the pandemic. We need a radically inclusive and just approach to tackle these problems. The most important question is not which emerging technologies to use, or even how to use them. The most important question is Who? Who gets to use these technologies? Who gets to lead the application of these technologies? We want the answer to be: local experts with lived experience who know best how to create positive social impact effectively and sustainably in their countries

A brief appraisal of the CPCAICC (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authoritiy Independent Commission for Climate) Interim Report. A full report  due in August will now be published in October 2021.

Key Findings 

  • People thought nature was the most important issue.
  • People wanted more information provision and education.

Role of Nature Issues

  • Adaptation
  • Water
  • Public engagement programme.

​Behaviour Change Issues

  • Behaviour change lies underneath many of the recommendations.
  • Public engagement and behaviour change are bed partners.
  • Communication and engagement required to support behaviour change.
  • Gathering public support at a local level is required.
  • Policy needs to go with the grain of how people act and are motivated.
  • Need to lead a programme for engagement and behaviour change.

​​Coordination of Key Stakeholders

  • Public engagement (to date) has been through just two surveys.
  • Need to remove frictions and understand people’s incentives.

Active Travel

  • Travel sustainably by walking, cycling or using public transport.

ICC Recommendations for CPCA

  • Climate Cabinet chaired by the Leader of the Combined Authority.
  • Funded delivery team to coordinate, champion and facilitate action.
  • Climate action plan: emissions targets, actions, and monitoring.
  • Green investment team.
  • Plan for funding green transformation (e.g. Green Bonds).
  • Nature based solutions.
  • Peat restoration.

Our region can be a great place to live for everyone

  • Green 
  • Healthy 
  • Resilient

​​15th March, 2021

Cottenham 2020


     24th April 2021

     ​New Material for 2021/ 2022

  • Google Covid-19 Deaths on Google Maps
  • Cottenham (C2020) Global Warming for Dummies 200308
  • Pilot Project Draft v0.3 200421
  • Cottenham C2020 Pilot Project Draft v0.3 200421
  • Ladybird Book on Climate Change
  • A Topographical History of Cottenham 1835 [.png] 
  • Black Death v Covid-19 Plague of Plague 200414.jpg
  • Cottenham C2020 CIC 
  • Cottenham 2020 Apple Mac Owners Group 200402.rtfd
  • Cottenham Open Community Interest Company Facebook Group
  • Meet Earth Engine 
  • Climate Change Ely to Become an Island Again v0.1 170641
  • Community EngagementCottenham (C2020) CIC Community Engagement.rtfd
  • Community Enterprise Act 2004 Cottenham (C2020) CIC Companies (...Community Enterprise) Act 2004 (notated).pdf
  • Digital Public Engagement
  • Cottenham (C2020) CIC Digital Public Engagment Jan 2019.pdf
  • Climate Anxiety or Climate Distress?
  • Cottenham (C2020) CIC Anxiety & Stress 191127.pdf https://rorandall.org.
  • Tales From the Wales Memorial; Late Despatches
  • http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/Cottenham.html
  • World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
  • Copyright © Phil Curme / Martyn Smith 2000
  • Copyright check (TJ)...
  • Listen to the Scientists - Part IIhttps://blog.zolnai.ca/2020/04/listen-to-scientists-part-ii.html
  • Local Community Engagement
  • Cottenham Cheese
  • Our Theory of Change

Wednesday, 7th October 2021

Introduction and overview of a Community Engagement course, an online training by WeRobotics. https://werobotics.org/trainings

Wednesday, 7th October 2021

One of the most inspirational speeches ever and the most heard in history at 11 million views on YouTube alone. Made by Steve Paul Jobs on his graduation from Stanford University in 2005 before becoming Apple's co-founder and chief executive officer  Pixar Animation Studio,  you must listen to the end for the most life changing quote of all-time.


Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve urged fellow graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks including death itself.