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Norfolk County Council

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… zero 2050 commitment has yet to be clearly set out by Government, this strategy represents our own work in bringing together the varied ways we can employ our powers and influence towards a green future. The UK100 Network In 2022, we became a member of the UK100 Network. This is a group of local government leaders across the country sharing knowledge, collaborating, and petitioning the UK

… Norfolk. But it will require the support and commitment of all members of our community, from individuals to businesses to government. I encourage you to read this strategy and join us in this vital effort to protect our environment and safeguard our future. Cllr Eric Vardy Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste 04 Contents Foreword 02 Executive Summary 05 Introduction 13 Climate change…

… in brief 15 The UK response 18 Impacts of climate change on the UK and Norfolk 20 Our commitment to tackling climate change 23 What we can influence 24 Our strategic approach 26 Policy and strategy alignment 27 Governance and reporting 29 Funding climate action 30 Our Council’s carbon footprint 35 Norfolk’s carbon footprint 37 Focus area 1: Reduce our estate emissions 39 Focus area 2: Reduce…

… is taking place as a result of human activities, and its impacts are being felt both locally and globally. Governments, businesses, and individuals across the world are stepping forward to take action to protect our communities and natural places. A clear target has been set as a global community to limit rise of average global temperatures to well below 2oC compared to pre-industrial times…

…. The imperative is now to make this happen, and local government has a key role to ensure that doing so reflects local priorities and the characteristics of the communities and places we represent. The UK has shown leadership here. In 2019, it became the first major economy to pass laws to end its contribution to climate change by bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050. Net zero means…


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