The Vision

King's College selected on Cambridge Carbon Map mock-up

“Tackling the climate crisis for a city as big as Cambridge can seem an impossible task. But if we break the problem up into individual organisations – such as colleges, businesses and schools – we have a much better chance of achieving what may seem impossible. We want Cambridge to lead the way in reducing emissions nationally.”

Stefan Haselwimmer, Cambridgeshire Climate Emergency

“Without measured data it isn’t easy to take action to reduce CO2emissions. The exciting thing about the Carbon Map is that it it encourages organizations to measure, publish and compare their emissions in a kind-of race to zero carbon. The situation we’re faced with is so urgent that we really need to get our running shoes on!”

Dr Hugh Hunt, Chair of Cambridge Climate Lecture Series
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“This is a complicated task – each institution has its own methods for estimating its impact, is undertaking completely different initiatives or may not have a centralised strategy at all. Nonetheless we believe it is incredibly important that we take on this challenge. That’s why we’ve got an enthusiastic team of undergraduates, graduates, Fellows and townspeople working on this together. “

Shan Tan-Ya, head of the University branch of the Big Cambridge Climate Change Conversation

The Cambridge Carbon Map team is keen to reach out to all organisations in Cambridge, especially businesses, colleges, University departments, schools and council offices, to include their carbon emissions in the map. Interested individuals organisations should contact the Cambridge Carbon Map team via our Get Involved page