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Who we are

The Norwich Climate Change 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 and sustainability actions across the city.

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OUR FOCUS


We promote:

  • Leadership in the city on climate change.
  • Encouraging stakeholders to take effective action now, while maintaining a long-term perspective.
  • Climate resilience and adaptation to climate risks and impacts.
  • Progress towards net zero carbon emissions.
  • Fairness, inclusion and a just transition and climate actions that leave no one and nowhere behind.
  • Sustainability, especially by advancing climate actions that also protect, restore and grow nature and biodiversity.

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Norwich 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

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