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Norfolk County Council

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… not be discouraged. Instead, we must work together to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce our carbon footprint, build resilience against the impacts of climate change and benefit from a green economy. As well as reducing the county council’s emissions, our goal must be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors, including households, businesses, transport, agriculture, and waste. We must work…

… 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…

… solutions and connectivity • Waste and the circular economy Our work on transport is worth highlighting here. Being a large, rural county means that a good road network is vital for connecting Norfolk’s communities and businesses. However, transport also represents nearly a quarter of Norfolk’s carbon footprint, so we need to ensure that we keep Norfolk connected while supporting decarbonisation…

… for climate action through influencing our supply chain. As a regulator we are the responsible planning authority for waste and minerals; we are also responsible for trading standards. As a clean infrastructure provider we can help facilitate a transition to more sustainable modes of transport such as active travel and the use of public transport. We can invest in woodland and biodiversity…


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