Net Zero Ambition

Aspiring to be carbon neutral by 2030

A climate emergency has been declared by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, alongside other Suffolk Local Authorities. We are working with partners across the county and region including New Anglia LEP, Health, Police, and Public Sector Leaders, and together we will work towards making the county of Suffolk net zero by 2030.

We are working as part of the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership (SCCP) to support our communities, businesses, and residents to work towards achieving net zero. We set up a Climate Change Task Force in 2019 to look at the climate challenge being faced in our districts. The task force was made up of councillors, officers, partners and subject specialists. Subsequently we developed the districts’ first Carbon Reduction Management Plan (CRMP)

In 2022, two years after it was first published, we carried out a review of activity from the CRMP. A new Climate Resilience Plan will be published later this year (2023), which will better reflect the challenges that we now face.

You can read the full Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan on the Green Suffolk Website

Additionally, In 2021 central government published its Net Zero Strategy. This set out a pathway to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, due to changes in the UK economic landscape in the intervening time, the government have since delivered a review which was published in March 2023.