South Lakeland

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

Feb-19

Local net-zero target date

2030

Climate Action Plan published

Jun-20

Climate Action Plan scope

Plan covers entire local area

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 South Lakeland:

Low Carbon Business Recovery Initiatives

Supporting businesses to be part of a growing low carbon economy.

South Lakeland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Built Environment
  • Energy

Cumbria Youth Climate Summit

Providing young people in Cumbria an opportunity to learn about, share and inspire climate action.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

James Cropper PLC

Making fibre packaging manufacturing business as sustainable as possible, reducing carbon emissions

Allerdale
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment
  • Circular Economy

Cumbria Action For Sustainability

Promoting low carbon living

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Shed 1 Distillery

Placing sustainability at the heart of small batch gin distilling.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Circular Economy

Cumbria LED Street Lighting

Reducing carbon emissions from street lighting whilst protecting the Cumbrian dark skies.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

Home Grown Here

Scaling-up vegetable growing in Cumbria to transform the local food system and supply chain.

Carlisle
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Cumbria Carbon Literacy

Building understanding of climate science solutions, ability and motivation to reduce emissions.

Allerdale
  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Kendal Climate Jury

Enabling Kendal's residents to answer the question of what to do about climate change.

South Lakeland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Transport

Lake District National Park Fleet

Reducing carbon emissions by replacing diesel cars with electric vehicles.

Allerdale
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Transport
  • Energy

Burneside Community Energy

Reducing carbon emissions in Burneside through the installation of solar PV.

South Lakeland
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Birds Park Reservoir

Reducing the risk flooding in homes by slowing the flow of water to the Sandylands Estate.

South Lakeland
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Flooding & drought
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Ambleside Action for a Future

Helping Ambleside to become a net-zero carbon community by 2030.

South Lakeland
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Transport

Paludiculture

Allowing rewetted peatlands to be productively used.

South Lakeland
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Flooding & drought
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture
  • Energy