Norwich Climate Commission

Who we are

The Norwich Climate Commission is an independent advisory body set up to bring actors from the public, private and third sectors together to support, guide and track the impact of ambitious climate change and sustainability actions across Norwich.

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Our Aims:

  • To provide leadership in the city on climate change and sustainability.
  • To foster and support citizen engagement with climate change and sustainability.
  • To encourage progress towards net zero carbon emissions.
  • To promote resilience and adaptation to climate risks and impacts.
  • To ensure change in fair and inclusive way, so that the benefits are shared by all.
  • To promote sustainable actions, especially those that protect, restore, and enhance biodiversity.

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Our Focus


Norwich City Council in Numbers

In 2015, the council’s third environmental strategy was published. The strategy ran until December 2019 and identified a number of areas as fundamental to the council in reducing both its own carbon footprint and that of Norwich residents, businesses, and visitors.


48%

reduction in citywide emissions since 2008

80%

Friends of the Earth rated our overall approach to tackling climate change

40%

increase in cycling since 2013

23.8%

of people in Norwich walk to work

100+

new Passivhaus homes built 

100%

fully renewable electricity provided by our white label energy provider Roar Power

3.2%

decrease in household waste

2.6%

increase in recycling since 2013

Photo by James Rowson