This is the Council’s new City Council Carbon Management Action Plan (Council-CMAP) setting out how we intend
to cut our Carbon Emissions. It was adopted on 4 March 2020, and is intended to be refreshed every year.
In celebration of preparing this Acton Plan, the 4th March this year and every future year is also to be designated as
‘climate action day’ – please look out for specific actions and events for that day.
20 Commitments for 2020:
Of the many actions in the main part of this document, the following forms a summary of the top 20 commitments
we aim to achieve over the next 12 months.
Over the next 12 months, the Council will play its part to help mitigate climate change by:
1. Continuing to rationalise office floorspace, thereby reducing energy demands. For example, excess
floorspace at the Town Hall will be leased.
2. Continuing to plant new trees on its own land (and encourage others to do likewise), thus capturing (or
‘sequestering’) carbon from the atmosphere. The Council will also work with Peterborough Environment
City Trust (PECT) to determine whether a local carbon off-setting programme can be put in place, to fully
take account of the carbon savings from tree planting.
3. Reviewing its entire electricity and gas contracts, and, where practical to do so, will seek to amend to 100%
renewable electricity tariffs and 100% carbon off-set gas tariffs as soon as possible.
4. Appraising the impact (carbon savings, financial savings and public opinion) of the streetlight dimming
programme commenced in winter 2019/2020, to determine whether further dimming is practicable.
5. Replacing, by January 2021, the Mayor’s car with an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle.
6. Undertaking a thorough appraisal of the carbon emissions arising from our Farm Estate land, and develop
options and proposals to reduce such emissions and, potentially, use of such land to generate renewable
energy and/or peat restoration to act as a regenerating carbon sink.
7. Rolling out further guidance and training for staff in relation to the recently introduced ‘Carbon Impact
Assessment’ procedure – a new assessment which requires all Council decisions to be assessed for the
carbon implications of the decision being made.
8. Including, as a new and important role for the Council’s ‘change champions’ network of staff (60
employees), a responsibility to help educate wider staff on how they can help reduce their carbon impact,
and consider whether all annual individual staff performance targets can include a carbon related task.
9. Further developing the cross-party Climate Change Member Working Group, so that each political party
of the Council can both champion carbon savings, scrutinise decision making and steer further carbon
savings initiatives and ideas.
10. Working with Aragon, the Council’s wholly owned company responsible for matters such waste collection
and maintaining public open spaces, conclude a review into alternative options for its vehicle fleet, and set
out a programme of how its vehicle fleet will become less carbon intensive.
11. Working with Skanska, the Council’s highways partner, to trial a ‘zero carbon’ compound for one of its
major highway schemes, through the use of renewable energy initiatives.
12. Completing an energy opportunity assessment for Sand Martin House to identify measures that can be
taken to reduce consumption and/or generate renewable energy and deliver at least one of these.
13. Completing an energy opportunity assessment for Regional Swimming Pool to identify measures that can
be taken to reduce consumption and/or generate renewable energy and deliver at least one of these.
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14. Completing an energy opportunity assessment for Hampton Premier Leisure & Fitness Centre to identify
measures that can be taken to reduce consumption and/or generate renewable energy and deliver at least
one of these.
15. Completing an energy opportunity assessment for Bushfield Sports Centre to identify measures that can
be taken to reduce consumption and/or generate renewable energy and deliver at least one of these.
16. Completing an energy opportunity assessment for Clare Lodge to identify measures that can be taken to
reduce consumption and/or generate renewable energy and deliver at least one of these.
17. Preparing a bespoke Action Plan for schools (‘School-CMAP’) by summer 2020, setting out how schools can
cut their carbon emissions.
18. Putting in place arrangements, by March 2021 (including a city wide partnership forum), to facilitate the
preparation of a district wide Action Plan (‘District-CMAP’). This Action Plan, which is prepared in
partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, will set out how we can cut our carbon emissions collectively
across the Peterborough area.
19. Working with a willing Parish Council, to prepare a template parish based Action Plan (‘Parish-CMAP’), and
subsequently encouraging all Parish Councils to come up with their own targets and projects.
20. Preparing a second Council-CMAP by March 2021, setting out progress over 2020/21, and proposals and
targets for 2021/22.
The Council also acknowledges that in recognising there is a climate emergency, the actions needed to be taken
are not all about mitigating the impacts, but also adapting to the inevitable changes of climate change. As such, the
Council also commits to commence preparation of a Climate Adaptation Plan over the next 12 months.

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