Zero Carbon Lincoln

Zero Carbon target by 2030

Zero Carbon footprint
Zero Carbon footprint

City of Lincoln Council’s Climate and Environmental Emergency Declaration

On the 23rd of July the City of Lincoln Council agreed a motion declaring a Climate and Environmental Emergency.

The motion includes a commitment for the City Council to achieve a net zero carbon target by 2030.

For more information please read the Climate and Environmental Emergency Declaration.

We have declared a climate emergency, what are we doing now?

The Lincoln Climate Commission

The City of Lincoln Council is proud to be part of the Commission and are working towards a net zero target for Lincoln by 2030

We know that we cannot address the climate emergency with a single idea. The Lincoln Climate Commission brings together minds, perspectives and expertise across disciplines and communities to foster the innovation needed to face the world’s greatest challenge.

Learn more about The Lincoln Climate Commission and how you can get involved.

Lincoln 2030 Climate Action Plan

To become a net zero carbon City by 2030 we need to make changes to our daily lives to reduce emissions, particularly from transport, energy use and the everyday items we all consume.

No single organisation can directly influence all the emissions within the Lincoln area; the success of a Lincoln 2030 Climate Action Plan, produced by the Lincoln Climate Commission, will be down to all of us.  You can view the Lincoln 2030 2 minute animation here and view Lincoln 2030 Summary and Annual progress report here. 

Lincoln’s Journey to 2030 accompanies the Lincoln 2030 Climate Action Plan and provides further details on the objectives, actions and tables for each net zero carbon pathway.  This is a live document, updated by members of the Lincoln Climate Commission on a regular basis.  We welcome your comments and questions about any of the actions in this plan please contact us via email

Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

The City Council have been working with the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee to review the Plan, following extensive community consultation a draft Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) on 13 April 2023.  The new Local Plan is pioneering in placing climate change at its core and will help ensure Central Lincolnshire is a net zero carbon area.  You can view a copy of the adopted Local Plan here.


Lincoln Climate Commission

For further information please contact Kate Bell, Climate Change Manager.