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Climate Change

Climate change is an increasing concern for us all which requires urgent action to be taken. We have made adapting to meet the challenge of a changing natural environment a corporate priority.

We are committed to lowering the impact of our own operations and have set a target to be net zero by 2040 with a 45% reduction in carbon emissions by 2027. To help guide how we will do this, a Carbon Reduction Plan (PDF) [1MB] has been produced which sets out the high-level pathway to net zero.

Monitoring of our carbon emissions has been undertaken via annual carbon footprinting as shown in the  Carbon Footprint Analysis for 2020 (PDF) [221KB]  and  2021 (PDF) [356KB] , and a Carbon Reduction Action Plan (PDF) [150KB]  has also been developed to set out a delivery pathway to achieve the Councils net zero Carbon emissions target via a pipeline of projects and actions.

We are also committed to being a strong partner in protecting the natural environment for residents and visitors. An Environment Policy (PDF) [2MB] provides the framework to ensure this is considered across our service areas by setting out priorities under four key themes:

  • Protecting and recovering our natural environment
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Enhancing our built environment
  • Ensuring a sustainable approach to waste and resource management
We are working with residents to save them money on their utility bills while also helping them to reduce their carbon footprint.
The South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership has approved a new Climate Change Strategy for the sub-region covering East Lindsey, Boston and South Holland.
The Tree and Hedgerow Strategy sets out a five-year plan in which the Partnership intends to manage, plant, and promote trees and hedgerows across the sub-region of Boston, East Lindsey, and South Holland.
The Sustainable Products Policy has now been adopted across the South & East Lincolnshire Council's Partnership. This policy aims to assist us in meeting our net zero targets and the aspirations of our Climate Change Strategy. To meet our aspirations and targets, it is vital that we find ways to reduce our carbon emissions and take a more sustainable approach to resource management, promoting conscientious consumption, and reducing the waste we generate as an authority.
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