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 2020, the council’s fourth environmental strategy was published. The strategy runs until 2025 and identifies a number of areas and approaches as fundamental to the council in reducing its own carbon footprint, of Norwich residents, businesses, and visitors, and preparing for the impacts of climate change. The Commission independently helps the Council and Citizens achieve these aims.


reduction in citywide emissions since 2008


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


increase in cycling since 2013


of people in Norwich walk to work


new Passivhaus homes built 


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


decrease in household waste


increase in recycling since 2013

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