Why we think Climate Change and Protecting our Environment are important
West Lindsey District Council is taking strong action in responding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report, ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, October 2018. This report said that unless emergency action is taken global warming will likely reach 3°C with disastrous consequences.
In a report to council in November 2019 we recognised that whilst lots of good work and progress on climate change and enhancing our environment have been achieved, much more needs to be done. Further targets and actions were agreed including:
- Reducing our own carbon emissions to net zero by 2050
- Investigating further ways to make the whole district net-zero carbon by 2050
- Developing a new strategy on Sustainability, Climate Change and the Environment
Developing our plans
You can see that we are making good progress on reducing our carbon footprint and work is continuing on our existing carbon reduction projects and we have updated our Carbon Management Plan.
Over the last year we have carried out two phases of consultation as we developed our Strategy. We received lots of useful feedback which we have used to complete the Strategy and equally as important, the council also received a great deal of support for the actions we want to take to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and to continue to reduce our carbon footprint.
You can view the analysis of the two phases of consultation in the downloads which are accessible via this page.
As work progresses to develop new projects we will continue to inform, engage and consult with our residents and businesses.