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Net Zero Pathways Project

The effects of climate change are causing increased strain on Norfolk's economy, communities and land. Norfolk's rural setting and dispersed population also presents challenges for reducing carbon emissions - particularly for heating, power and transport.

Led by Net Zero East, this project will create six net zero communities in Norfolk. There will be a clear plan and recommendations on how to get to net zero.

Each community project will:

  • Be rooted in the community,
  • Be led by the community, and
  • Have clear benefits for the community.

This will ensure that proposed measures - like increasing household energy efficiency - are achievable and supported by the community.

The project takes inspiration from Net Zero Leiston, a collaboration between EDF, Sizewell C, Leiston Town Council and residents, to create Suffolk's first net zero community by 2030.

Key outputs

  • 6 net zero community pilot areas - with associated report and a route map to net zero
  • Public exhibitions

Thematic objective(s)

  • Business Growth and Innovation
  • Climate change


  • April 2023 - April 2024


  • Project budget: £150,850
  • Norfolk Investment Framework funding: £150,850 

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