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 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.
Each year we produce an overview of the activities we have been involved in throughout the previous 12 months:
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. For the new ECO Help to Heat Regulations, Suffolk’s Local Authorities have decided to produce a county wide Statement of Intent covering all the county, district and borough councils to implement ‘flexible eligibility’ within Suffolk. The Partnership has agreed the Statement of Intent and has published it as a part of this HECA report in Appendix A.
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: email@example.com or your relevant Borough or District Officer if you wish to discuss this further.