In November 2009 Norwich City Council agreed to establish and support the Norwich Independent Climate Change Commission (NICCC) to seek the views of local people on the impact of climate change.
NICCC’s board consists of representatives from a wide range of experts and people involved in the city, including businesses, faith groups, the media, political groups and Norwich City Council. It will analyse the consultation findings and make recommendations on how the city council and other local people and organisations might better prepare for a more sustainable future.
Questions in the consultation were about how we as a society need to change in order to make Norwich a more resilient city against the impacts of climate change. Every organisation, business, community and individual has a role to play if we are to tackle the issues effectively and reduce the risks to Norwich and Norfolk – now and in the future.
Evidence gathered was published by the commission in a report to Norwich City Council’s cabinet committee in March 2010. The main objective of this report was to give independent advice to the future planning and delivery of city council services to ensure sustainability. It was also intended to stimulate ideas about how to develop a more integrated approach to climate change work across all organisations in Norwich.
The consultation period ran from 8 January to 12 February 2010.
You can download the report here.
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