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Lincolnshire County Council

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Climate emergency declaration

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Council only pledge for 2050

“As part of the global effort to help tackle climate change Lincolnshire County Council has committed to be "net carbon zero" by 2050.”

Climate documents

Last update: March 16, 2022

Climate Plan Scorecard

This council’s climate plans as of 20th September 2021 were assessed and scored by trained Climate Emergency UK volunteers, as part of the Council Climate Plan Scorecards project.

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SectionLincolnshire County CouncilAverage county council
Total score19%40%
Section 1 Governance, development and funding
10/21
8.4/21
Section 2 Mitigation and adaptation
1/18
6.6/18
Section 3 Commitment and integration
1/5
2.7/5
Section 4 Community, engagement and communications
3/9
4.7/9
Section 5 Measuring and setting emissions targets
1/5
2.4/5
Section 6 Co-benefits
1/4
1.9/4
Section 7 Diversity and inclusion
0/5
0.2/5
Section 8 Education, skills and training
0/5
1.7/5
Section 9 Ecological emergency
0/4
1.5/4

Emissions data

3174.0 ktCO2

Total 2020 emissions

4.1 tCO2

per person

0.5 ktCO2

per km2

38%

Transport

34%

Domestic

13%

Industry

7%

Commercial

5%

Agriculture

4%

Public Sector

Data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy “subset dataset”, representing carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of influence of local authorities. Data has been combined from constituent local authorities.

These councils are the most similar to Lincolnshire County Council in terms of emissions profile, deprivation, rural/urban population density, and geographical nearness. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Suffolk County Council88%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Norfolk County Council86%No2030No
Bedford Borough Council84%Yes2030March 5, 2019
Warwickshire County Council83%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Wychavon District Council83%Yes2050No
East Suffolk Council82%No2030July 24, 2019
Derbyshire County Council82%Yes2032No
West Northamptonshire Council82%NoNo targetNo
Nottinghamshire County Council81%No2030May 27, 2021
Staffordshire County Council80%Yes2050July 25, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Lincolnshire County Council in terms of their emissions profile, based on the latest data from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Staffordshire County Council90%Yes2050July 25, 2019
Dorset Council89%No2040May 16, 2019
Wiltshire Council89%No2030Feb. 26, 2019
Wychavon District Council87%Yes2050No
Warwickshire County Council87%Yes2030July 25, 2019
Vale of Glamorgan Council87%Yes2030July 29, 2019
Leicestershire County Council87%No2030May 15, 2019
Norfolk County Council86%No2030No
Conwy County Borough Council86%No2030May 9, 2019
East Hertfordshire District Council86%Yes2030No
Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
North Kesteven District Council99%Yes2030July 11, 2019
South Kesteven District Council97%Yes2050Sept. 26, 2019
City of Lincoln Council96%No2030July 23, 2019
Boston Borough Council94%NoNo targetJan. 20, 2020
Rutland County Council94%No2050No
West Lindsey District Council93%Yes2050No
Peterborough City Council93%Yes2030July 24, 2019
South Holland District Council93%NoNo targetNo
Melton Borough Council93%No2030July 17, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council92%Yes2035July 16, 2019

These councils are the most similar to Lincolnshire County Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in high deprivation, medium deprivation, and low deprivation neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
East Suffolk Council99%No2030July 24, 2019
Newark and Sherwood District Council98%Yes2035July 16, 2019
Cumbria County Council97%Yes2050No
Falkirk Council96%Yes2030Aug. 26, 2019
East Sussex County Council96%Yes2050Oct. 15, 2019
South Ayrshire Council96%No2045No
Suffolk County Council96%Yes2030March 21, 2019
Sedgemoor District Council96%Yes2030March 20, 2019
Carlisle City Council95%No2030March 5, 2019
Ashford Borough Council95%Yes2030No

These councils are the most similar to Lincolnshire County Council in terms of the proportion of their population living in urban, rural, and highly rural neighbourhoods. Read more about how we calculate this.

Council nameSimilarityHas planCarbon Neutral byDeclared emergency
Dorset Council97%No2040May 16, 2019
Monmouthshire County Council97%Yes2030May 16, 2019
Norfolk County Council96%No2030No
South Oxfordshire District Council96%Yes2025April 11, 2019
Sedgemoor District Council95%Yes2030March 20, 2019
Devon County Council94%No2030Feb. 21, 2019
Wealden District Council94%Yes2050July 24, 2019
Somerset County Council94%No2030Feb. 20, 2019
Wiltshire Council94%No2030Feb. 26, 2019
Bassetlaw District Council94%NoNo targetNo

Powers & Responsibilities

Lincolnshire County Council is a County Council, with powers over:

Council buildings and staff

Climate actions might include:

  • making council offices more energy efficient
  • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
  • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    Passenger transport

    Climate actions might include:

    • encouraging bus and private hire operators to use low-emission vehicles, through licensing requirements or Clean Air Zones
    • incentivising bus use by improving routes, timetables, and ticket prices through ‘Enhanced Partnerships’ with operators
    • proposing to central government the development of light rail / tram networks that integrate, rather than compete, with other modes of transport in the area

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Schools and libraries

    Climate actions might include:

    • reducing the carbon footprint of civic buildings through better insulation and renewable energy use
    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ or public transport use among employees
    • providing carbon literacy training for employees
    • encouraging eco-clubs at schools
    • using school land to plant trees and hedgerows, or to grow food

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Spending, procuring, and investing

    Climate actions might include:

    • embedding carbon impact assessment as part of the council’s budgeting and financial accountability process
    • utilising Public Works Loan Board loans or the Business Rates Retention Scheme to invest in emissions-reducing capital projects that otherwise wouldn’t get funded
    • specifying low carbon equipment and practices when procuring for relevant services from suppliers
    • prioritising positive environmental impacts during procurement, through the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
    Transport planning

    Climate actions might include:

    • incentivising ‘Active Travel’ like walking and cycling by creating or widening footways and cycleways
    • incentivising Electric Vehicle use by assigning street space to EV charging
    • disincentivising the use of fossil fuel cars through congestion charging,low-traffic neighbourhoods, or the reduction of parking space

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Waste disposal

    Climate actions might include:

    • establishing ‘Joint Waste Solutions’ with neighbouring councils, to get more value out of waste, recycling, and street cleaning contracts
    • running marketing campaigns to encourage residential recycling, reuse, and waste minimisation

    See more in the Climate Emergency UK checklist.

    Read more about English local authority powers in the UK100 Power Shift report.

    More about this council

    lincolnshire.gov.uk
    Lincolnshire County Council’s official homepage.

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    mySociety, Climate Emergency UK (2022). Climate Action Plan Explorer: Lincolnshire County Council. Available at: http://data.climateemergency.uk/councils/lincolnshire-county-council/ [Accessed 28 Nov 2022].

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