Norfolk council sets out climate change fight plans
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A Norfolk council has set out how it plans to tackle climate change in the district.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) was the first council in the county to declare a climate emergency in April 2019, and now the council is setting out its plans for how it can go net-zero in an environmental charter.
NNDC’s environmental charter set out three main objectives:
1) Go net-zero emissions on the council’s estates by 2030.
2) Support and encourage the communities, businesses and residents to address the challenges of the climate crisis
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3) Show residents how they can act in support of the council’s environmental aims and make a difference in their area
In the charter, they have set out a series of measures including going single-use plastic-free by 2023 and encouraging environmentally-friendly forms of travel, such as lift-share schemes.
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Also outlined are plans to invest in ‘sustainable communities’ by providing grants of up to £15,000 for green initiatives lead by local councils and community groups, as well as planting 110,000 trees by 2023 to increase biodiversity.
At a meeting of NNDC's overview and scrutiny committee on Wednesday, councillor Andrew Brown described the charter as “groundbreaking”.