Suffolk Climate Change Partnership
Who We Are
The Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP) consists of Suffolk’s Local Authorities and the Environment Agency, working with other organisations locally 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 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”.
In 2019 our Local Authority members have all declared a ‘climate emergency’. As part of this, we will work together with partners across the county and region towards the aspiration of making the county of Suffolk carbon neutral by 2030.
Read the latest summary of our project activity here: Annual Review 2017/18.
Our Plan of Action
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 three-year plan.
The Plan set out our progress in reducing emissions across Suffolk and the priority themes which the Partnership is focusing on up to 2020. It was developed by the Partnership with the oversight of the relevant Local Authority cabinet members and Portfolio Holders across the county and represents the Partners’ commitment to act 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 are implemented in partnership with the SCCP’s members across the county. Progress is monitored twice-yearly by Partner members and can be viewed here.
The Partnership intends to consult with local stakeholders in the production of a Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan for the county in 2020. Watch this space!
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.
Other sources of information:
- Climate change explainer
- Current news for science and environment, including climate change
- International oversight
- Independent advice to UK government
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs