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Climate Emergency

Lowestoft Town Council has declared a Climate Emergency. This means that the Town Council is actively looking at ways to reduce the reduce it's environmental footprint. With this goal in mind the Council has formed a Climate Emergency Committee to look at ways for the Council to help reduce the climate impact and to provide environmental benefits.

As part of it's declaration of a climate emergency the Council is looking at the following

  • Exploring and researching measures to better climate impacts and optimise beneficial natural environments
  • Recommend responses on any significant policy consultations directly affecting Lowestoft
  • Consider climate emergency action by local groups which might assist the Council's climate emergency activities
  • looking at means of assessing measures of current performance to establish the level of success of Council's policy
  • Ensuring suitable risk management is in place to safeguard against adverse environmental impacts from Town Council activities or on Town Council assets
  • Ensuring items no longer used by the Councils are appropriately disposed of
  • Developing the Neighbourhood Plan taking account of the climate emergency
  • Contract arrangements include appropriate environmental measures and safeguards
  • Water and energy use is as efficient and environmentally friendly as is reasonably possible and using renewable energy sources where possible
  • Supporting alternatives to car use including walking, cycling and public transport
  • Encouraging the use of land for nature including increasing tree cover
  • How best to support it's declaration of carbon neutrality

One of the actions that members of the public can take is to conduct a home plastic audit 

As well as looking at the Climate Emergency Lowestoft Town Council  has put in place a Sustainability Strategy and a Health and Wellbeing strategy. You can read the Sustainability Strategy Here and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy Here.