East Lothian Council

Sustainable development and climate change

East Lothian Environment Strategy

Graphic - Environment Strategy 2010 - 2015

In 2010, as part of the East Lothian Community Planning Partnership (ELCPP), the Council helped to develop the East Lothian Environment Strategy (2010-15) and formally adopted the Strategy in January 2011. 

The Strategy outlines our commitment to delivering a more sustainable East Lothian with the long term vision that:

East Lothian will be a place of opportunity for all, with a thriving low carbon economy, high quality environment and healthy communities that are prepared for the challenges of climate change.

ELP aims to achieve this by:

  • Moving to a low carbon and more localised economy;
  • Reducing dependence on finite resources;
  • Recognising the importance of a well-looked after natural environment to the health and well-being of East Lothian’s communities;
  • Encouraging more sustainable land use patterns;
  • Connecting communities and increasing use of sustainable forms of transport;
  • Developing and nurturing environmental education, responsibility and action; and
  • Preparing for and managing the impacts of climate change.

To view the Strategy in full, or a short summary, which provides details of how individuals can get involved, please click on the links below:


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