Suffolk Climate Change Partnership

Who We Are

The Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP) consists of Suffolk’s local authorities and the Environment Agency, working together locally with a number of other organisations including Groundwork Suffolk and the University of Suffolk. We have a shared interest in supporting Suffolk’s communities, businesses and residents to reduce carbon emissions, realise the economic benefits of reducing energy consumption and adapt to the future impacts of climate change.

Our Vision

Our Vision is that “Suffolk wants to be an exemplar in tackling climate change and protecting and enhancing its natural...environment...to be the county with the greatest reduction in carbon emissions”

The Suffolk Climate Action Plan 3

In March 2017 we published Suffolk Climate Action Plan 3: Fostering business and community resilience, reducing carbon emissions and increasing local economic growth, our third such plan. This replaces the second Plan, which was published in July 2012.

The Plan sets out our progress to date in reducing emissions across Suffolk and sets out the priority themes which the Partnership will be focusing on up to 2020. It has been developed by the Partnership with the oversight of the relevant Local Authority cabinet members and Portfolio Holders across the county. It represents the Partners’ commitment to take action in support of the wider target for Suffolk, with emissions reduction activity focused on the Domestic and Industry & Commercial sectors.

The Actions underlying this Plan will be implemented in partnership with the SCCP’s members across the county. Progress will be monitored by Partner members at Quarterly Steering Group meetings.

Annual Reviews

Each year we produce an overview of the activities we have been involved in throughout the previous 12 months:

  1. Annual Review 2015
  2. Annual Review 2014
  3. Annual Review 2013

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Report

All of Suffolk's Local Authorities are committed to working in partnership to improve the energy efficiency of properties within their areas. Please find here our March 2017 Suffolk-wide HECA report

Residents, communities and businesses are invited to read our plans and to contact us if you would like further detail or to talk to us about ways in which you can get involved in supporting them.

Suffolk’s Local Authorities welcome any approaches by individuals, communities and businesses wishing to work with us in support of this agenda. Please contact: creatinggreenestcounty@suffolk.gov.uk or your relevant Borough or District Officer if you wish to discuss this further.

Fit for the Future

SCCP are proud to be members of Fit for the Future, a thriving sustainability network of more than 80 organisations from the not-for-profit sector and beyond. As a collective with similar challenges, Fit for the Future members are collaborating and innovating to find practical solution to the impacts of climate-change. Becoming sustainable means that we can save time, money and resources for the things that really matter to us, and lower the impact we have on the environment. To find out more visit the Fit for the Future website.