East Lothian

How the warming stripes work

Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating in recent decades.

Climate emergency declared

Jul-19

Local net-zero target date

2045

Climate Action Plan published

Jan-20

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers council operations only

What can we do?

As we know, the climate crisis is already here. The good news is that most of the solutions exist today. What’s really needed is more people to join in locally to make a bigger difference together.

  View the Climate Action Plan

Local greenhouse gas emissions by sector

Total emissions in 2021
Emissions reduction (2018 - 21)

High-impact, low-carbon initiatives

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There are some amazing collaborations between local councils, communities and companies. Some examples in/around East Lothian:

Castle Moffat Water Treatment Works

Generating energy through pumped water to power a water treatment site.

East Lothian
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Lothians Conservation Volunteers

Carrying out practical nature conservation.

East Lothian
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Community Woodlands Association

Supporting new and existing community woodlands across Scotland to achieve their aspirations.

Aberdeen City
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

Highland Galvanizers

Increasing the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

East Lothian
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

Birmingham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

AdesignStorie

Making sustainable space design the default choice.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Built Environment
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Circular Economy

Edinburgh Remakery

Creating a culture of repair, re-use and sustainable, waste-free living.

City of Edinburgh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Adapts: Regional Adaptation Partnership

Bringing Highland together to facilitate transformational action towards a climate-ready region.

Highland
  • Flooding & drought
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture