The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, will be held in Glasgow, between 31 October and 12 November 2021.
This is the first such conference to take place in the UK, and will bring nations together from across the planet to evaluate progress made towards reducing carbon emissions, and to discuss next steps.
Norwich City Council is very happy to support COP26. The climate emergency is one of paramount importance and urgency, and only a truly collaborative, global approach can produce the results necessary to ensure the planet remains liveable for future generations.
Within that, of course, we all have our part to play – and it’s our responsibility to make sure Norwich serves as an example of best practice across the nation and the world.
Our operational emissions have dropped 70% since a 2008 baseline, while citywide emissions have fallen by 52.9% since 2005. These are achievements we can all be very proud of: but it’s not enough.
That’s why we have launched an independent climate commission, to discuss what further improvements can be made and how these can be communicated more widely.
We all need to work together to reduce our carbon emissions – here are some ways that you can make a personal difference: