Norwich City Council cut its carbon footprint by 2.5% according to figures covering the financial year, ending 31 March 2019.
This means that the council’s total carbon reductions stand at 59.6% against a 2007 baseline. Its achievements in reducing energy usage saw it receive recognition at the EDIE Sustainability Leaders Awards in February 2019, along with another accolade at the Energy Management Association Awards in November.
Councillor Kevin Maguire, Cabinet Member for Safe and Sustainable City Environment, said: “Improving our environmental impact is an absolute priority for the council, and I’m glad that our ambitious target of a 40% reduction has been met and comfortably surpassed. We will continue to take steps to improve even further in this regard.”
The council noted that it is currently drafting its next Carbon Management Plan and Environmental Strategy. This will set the target for the next phase of carbon emissions reductions to 2023.