Environment CapitalCreating a sustainable city for future generations
If everyone on earth lived as the average Western European citizen, we would need three planets’ worth of resources to sustain us. We need to take action now to change the way we do things to create a sustainable city for future generations.
Peterborough was one of the early environmental pioneers. Way back in the 90’s the city was awarded Environment City status along with Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough, committing to put the environment at its heart.
In 2008 Peterborough launched its vision to ‘Create the UK’s Environment Capital’. A city with a thriving local economy, strong communities and a sustainable way of life. A city where residents are healthy, happy and prosperous.
We have an action plan, developed with stakeholders from across Peterborough. The plan focuses on ten key areas within a local and national context, interim targets to 2020 and a vision for 2050. For more information visit: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/campaigns/environment-capital
- 97% of schools in Peterborough currently deliver eco education activities.
- Per capita, CO2 emissions have reduced from 8.1 tonnes (2005) to 5.6 (2014).
- Peterborough has one of the highest ratios of green open space per person in the UK.
- Travelchoice, a £3.24m government funded project, has achieved a 9% reduction in car journeys across Peterborough.
- Over 1300 pupils in the city received Bikeability training in 2015.