Sustainable development and climate change
Sustainable development is a simple concept about ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. It aims to achieve the social and economic aspirations of the present, whilst protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations.
In common with many other areas, the resident’s of East Lothian are facing challenges to the way in which they currently live their lives and interact with the environment. These include:
- Over dependence on depleting finite resources;
- The impacts of climate change; and
- Declining biodiversity.
To find out more about the work the Council is doing in this area please click on the links below.