Lincoln Climate Commission

The Lincoln Climate Commission emerged from a collaboration with the City of Lincoln Council, Siemens, Transition Lincoln and the University of Lincoln.  Since then the group has expanded to include the valuable input from a range of businesses and organisations who wish to work together to make a positive choice on issues relating to energy, carbon, weather and climate.

The value of the Climate Commission is its ability to harness the collective energy, vision and ambition of key stakeholders across Lincoln and Lincolnshire to deliver a step-change in its response to the climate emergency.

In 2019, the commission had been working on a draft Lincoln Roadmap to achieve Zero carbon by 2030. During the spring of 2020, the commission is planning a range of community consultation events to review the evidence outlined in the Zero Carbon Roadmap and to consider a range of actions we will need to deliver to achieve the zero carbon target.

 

The Lincoln Climate Commission comprises:

A Strategy Group including a Chair, Vice-Chair and at least one person from each working group. The strategy group meets quarterly and:

  • oversees the programme of deliverables
  • takes an overview of initiatives, projects and activities to ensure co-ordination, reduce duplication and foster synergy between projects
  • acts as a problem-solving forum
  • agrees, communicates and publishes advice on meeting carbon reduction targets
  • agrees, communicates and publishes advice on risk / opportunity assessment of climate change

Working Groups which meet at least quarterly and report to the Strategy Group. They are:

  • Co-ordinating Group

We are looking to extend the working groups and at present these are proposed to be made up of the following:

  • Communications Group
  • Consultation Group
  • Research Group

More information on the governance of the Commission can be found in the downloads below.