Lewes District Council aims to get the whole district to net zero carbon by 2030. This needs individuals and businesses to cut carbon emissions by 10 to 20% on average every year, says Ann Link.
As it explains in its recent Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Framework, Lewes District Council aims to get the whole district to ‘net zero carbon’ by 2030.
That means carbon emissions that can be reduced by local action, are cut as far as possible. At the same time, emissions that can’t be avoided can be compensated by actions that help sequester carbon, such as planting trees and rewilding.
For individuals and businesses, getting to net zero carbon across the district will require, on average, a 10 to 20% decrease in emissions EVERY year from now.
This is challenging but possible. Here are some Transition Town Lewes resources that can help:
- See our article in August on eight ways to cut your carbon
- Be inspired by some of Lewes’s most energy-efficient eco houses
- Learn from Lewes people’s experiences of choosing and using an electric bike
- Keep your home snug at low cost with magnetic-strip secondary glazing
- Read our guides to buying and owning an electric car
And keep looking out in the Resources section of our website for lots more ideas and information.