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East Cambridgeshire District Council

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… East Cambridgeshire District Council ENVIRONMENT PLAN (YEAR 3) A Strategy And Action Plan To Boost The Environment And Help Mitigate Climate Change June 2022 Watercolour painting by Martha Rickett, Aged 10, and winner of the East Cambridgeshire ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ art competition, May 2022…

… the near 5,000 trees planted. These trees will also provide homes for a huge variety of birds and other creatures. I can’t think of another project which could capture so many wide-ranging benefits. • Our highly successful orchard programme, which has helped create or regenerate 20 publicly accessible orchards right across the district. Orchards are one of my favourite local landscapes…

… of carbon dioxide emissions every year. This is not only great for the environment, but saves the council money, money which can be better spent on improving our parks and open spaces, or planting more trees or wildflower areas. I can’t thank you enough for your help and patience when the new routes were introduced, but I’m sure you agree it was worth it. 4 But it’s not all about what we…

… sustainable transport options and reducing the carbon emissions from buildings, whilst enhancing natural assets through restoring local heritage, providing increased green spaces for people and nature and increasing tree planting to assist with shade and urban cooling. Imperatives for Action There are three clear imperatives for action, as outlined by the Global Commission for Adaptation, which…

… through carbon removal methods such as tree planting or carbon capture and storage, so we have ‘net zero’ emissions overall to the atmosphere. However, offsetting should be seen as a last resort. Planting trees, even on a massive scale across East Cambridgeshire, will only go a tiny fraction of the way to balance out our current emissions. For the UK as a whole, the net zero target legally…

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