Tackling Climate Change

Scotland has world-leading Climate Change legislation, with ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. East Lothian Council has reduced its carbon emissions year on year, due to many initiatives that are underway across the council.

We are working in partnership with communities, local groups and national bodies to improve sustainability, encourage a low carbon lifestyle and look after our environment.

Climate Change Strategy

East Lothian Council’s Climate Change Strategy 2020–2025 was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 21 January 2020.

The Climate Change Strategy sets out East Lothian Council’s commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency at a local level and sets out the vision and overall aims for a ‘Net Zero Council’ and a ‘Carbon Neutral East Lothian’ with specific outcomes, key priority areas and actions over the next five years towards achieving these overall aims.

The Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan will be reviewed and updated annually. The annual updates once approved by Cabinet can be viewed via the link below.

View the Climate Change Strategy and supporting documents

Useful Links


Tackling climate change together