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

Climate Emergency

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, twenty years before the Government's target.

Our Action Plan and Strategy

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

The emissions produced by the businesses we buy goods and services from must also be reduced. 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.

How are we going to achieve this?

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. It 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

Further information

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

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