North Norfolk faces a very real threat from accelerating climate change, and as a Council we recognise the urgent need for action.

In early 2019, North Norfolk District Council declared a climate emergency, the first district council in Norfolk to do so.

District councils have a crucial role to play in reducing their own organisational emissions as well as the wider emissions occurring from within the districts they serve.

We have set a Net Zero emissions target across all council operations for 2030, 20 years in advance of the Government's own target.

In this, our first, Net Zero Strategy and Action Plan we outline how we propose to achieve this target as well as providing a breakdown of our carbon emissions from the last three years.

The Council believes it is possible to achieve a Net Zero Target by 2030, but we need to act now to decarbonisation our activities across our services.

This will include:

  • improving the energy efficiency of our buildings
  • decarbonising our vehicle fleet and services
  • generating renewable energy
  • supporting staff to work in more energy efficient ways
  • reducing work related travel

The emissions produced by the businesses we buy goods and services from must also be reduced, and we will be exploring how contracts with our suppliers can be varied if necessary and how we can shift to more sustainable procurement.

We will work with our residents and businesses to help reduce their emissions through actions they can take, big or small.

The Council recognises that a Net Zero future in North Norfolk is a joint effort and we all have a role to play in this vision.

Read our Net Zero Strategy and Action Plan to find out how we aim to achieve a Net Zero future.