A slice of £6m government funding awarded to Norfolk will be spent on accelerating the transition to net zero.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC), on behalf of the Norfolk Climate Change Partnership (NCCP), has secured a £300,000 grant for a two-year project from the government's 'Net Zero Living' programme.

The money will be spent on pilot programmes, co-ordinated by GYBC, in seven selected areas across Norfolk.

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These will aim to provide guidance to residents and communities on what they can do to make changes to adapt to the effects of climate change.

They will also identify so-called 'clean growth' opportunities for Norfolk businesses.

The project, called 'Fast Followers', will be discussed at a meeting of GYBC's cabinet on Monday, June 5.

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It is part of Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living Programme, designed to help places and businesses across the UK to accelerate the delivery of the transition to Net Zero.

This is the government's commitment to ensure the UK reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 100pc from 1990 levels by 2050.