Cambridgeshire Fens Climate Panel

Think tank: IPPR

Author(s): Stephen Frost; Becca Massey-Chase

October 26, 2021

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at the significant challenges and opportunities coming for those who live in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

Over the centuries the landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fens has been radically altered by human activity. Very little land remains that has not been impacted by agriculture or people’s needs for housing and transport infrastructure. The coming years will see more changes to the fens and that this will bring significant challenges and opportunities for those who live there. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate was established by the combined authority to review the ways that climate change is impacting the local economy and communities, and to determine what should be done so that the region can adapt to and mitigate these effects. The Cambridgeshire Fens Climate Panel provides 10 guiding principles for ensuring the response to the climate crisis is fair to the people who live in the fens and beyond. The panel wants to see bold and ambitious leadership alongside the opportunity for everyone to play their part.