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Climate change work plan

Information about the climate change work we're doing

What we're doing

We're working towards:

  • reducing our contribution to climate change
  • preparing for the impacts of climate change
  • reducing our CO2e emissions in line with the UK 2050 net zero target

We will:

  • complete a carbon audit of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk's (BCKLWN) footprint for 2019/20
  • complete a review of whole district emissions
  • administer the Climate Change Officer Working Group (CCOWG) to help with our aims and make recommendations
  • consider best practice and work towards being a climate change exemplar authority
  • develop and implement a climate change policy, and a climate change strategy & action plan
  • participate in the Norfolk Climate Change Partnership (NCCP)
  • engage with local stakeholders and interested parties

Our objectives

Ongoing objectives Target date
Complete the 2019/20 carbon audit To be released
Complete the district 2005-2017 emissions bubble To be released
Complete the district 2017-2018 emissions bubble To be released
Start developing the climate change strategy & action plan January 2021
Engage with local stakeholder and interested parties Ongoing
Report to MT/E&C/Cabinet As required
Completed objectives Target date
Set up CCOWG Completed September 2019
Appoint a student intern to aid our climate change work Completed September 2019
Start the 2018/19 carbon audit of the Council Completed September 2019
Engage with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership regarding district COemissions work Completed October 2019
Engage with the University of East Anglia environmental consultancy module Completed November 2019
Start background work on policies and strategy options Completed December 2019
Start background work on the district emissions bubble Completed December 2019
Engage and participate in the county group (NCCP) Completed January 2020
Complete the 2018/19 carbon audit of the Council Completed January 2020
Start developing the climate change policy Completed January 2020
Start reviewing the district 2005-2017 emissions bubble Completed February 2020
Start the 2019/20 carbon audit of the Council Completed April 2020
Completed UEA environmental consultancy module Completed May 2020
Start reviewing the district 2017-2018 emissions bubble Completed June 2020
Arrange 2-year fixed term post Completed September 2020
Adopt the Council climate change policy Adopted October 2020