The Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan (SCEP) was refreshed in 2023. Read our plan here.

We undertook an overview of the impact and progress of the SCEP in 2023. Read the Report here.

Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan

All councils in Suffolk have acknowledged the climate emergency, with commitments that include both reducing carbon emissions for their own estates and operations and working with partners across the county and region (including the LEP, Health, Police, and the Public Sector Leaders) towards the aspiration of a net zero Suffolk by 2030.

Suffolk’s Local Authorities have been working together with other organisations locally on county-wide climate change project work since 2007 through the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP).

Building on this, since 2021 all Suffolk’s public sector organisations have been collaborating on the delivery of a Climate Emergency Plan. This Plan has been agreed by Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders and supports the partners’ commitment to a green economic recovery in Suffolk and to addressing the urgent need to deal with the climate emergency.

Through this joint work, partners also recognise and commit to realising the broad range of co-benefits that work to tackle climate change brings. These include:

  • Warmer homes that are more affordable to heat
  • Improved energy security
  • Improved air quality and health
  • Reduced inequality
  • Connecting with nature and biodiversity
  • Reduced risk of local flooding and of extreme heat
  • Stronger communities
  • Job creation

Read a detailed Technical Report, produced for us by Ricardo Energy & Environment in support of the Plan, here.

Suffolk Climate Emergency Dashboard

Visit our Suffolk Climate Emergency Dashboard to see interactive graphs on Suffolk’s emissions over time, and graphs of metrics relating to each of the key themes within our Plan.