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Lincoln Climate Commission Working together to achieve net zero

Welcome to the first Lincoln Climate Commission newsletter. We will be releasing our newsletters quarterly. If you'd like to be included on the mailing list, please email us at lincolnclimatecommission@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can follow us on social media.

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Who are we?

The Lincoln Climate Commission emerged from a collaboration with the City of Lincoln Council, Siemens Energy, 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, as well as members of the public, who wish to work together to make a positive choice on issues relating to energy, carbon, weather and climate. The Lincoln Climate Commission is part of the wider Place-Based Climate Action Network.

In each newsletter, we'll introduce some members of the Commission and its working groups, so that you can get to know us better. Subgroups include:

  • Research
  • Communications
  • Community Engagement
  • Delivery
  • Planning

Introducing...

Pictured from top left (clockwise): Alex Foxley-Johnson, Richard Jones, Georgia Preece and Steve Kemp.

Alex Foxley-Johnson (she/her) is a Communications Officer in the Sustainability Team at the University of Lincoln and is part of the Communications Subgroup.

Richard Jones, is Managing Director at EV Camel and Amelio Solar Energy, Management Consultant and Chartered Surveyor. Richard is a member of the Lincoln Climate Commission, with a focus on engaging businesses in sustainability.

Georgia Preece (she/they) is an artist, poet, writer, and environment editor for the Radical Art Review. She is a newly added member of the Communications Subgroup for the Lincoln Climate Commission.

Steve Kemp, Executive Director of Open Plan, is a spatial planner with over 30 years professional experience. Steve is a member of the Lincoln Climate Commission, with a focus on planning policy.

Climate Change Seminars at the University of Lincoln

Hear from some of Lincoln's experts in a series of free Climate Change Seminars, hosted by the University of Lincoln's College of Science.

You can watch the sessions live at the time, or catch up with them at a later date by visiting the College of Science YouTube channel.

In this newsletter, we're highlighting Rebecca Forster's talk on being Carbon conscious. Rebecca Forster is the Sustainability Manager at the University of Lincoln, and is part of the Lincoln Climate Commission's delivery group.

The practical talk above will enable individuals to consider the impact that their personal lifestyle has on the environment, including the basics of carbon footprinting. It is followed by some discussion and tips on how one may be able to reduce carbon emissions individually, to collectively support climate action.

The Sustainability Toolkit

The Lincoln Sustainability Toolkit has been created by the Lincoln Climate Commission as a one stop guide to all things sustainable. It includes everything from saving energy to reducing plastics at home. Learn about local cycle routes and how to easily transition from carbon consumer to carbon saver.

The Sustainability Toolkit will be updated regularly to reflect changes across the sector.

Events

The Lincoln Climate Commission is currently planning Climate Assembly Workshops to take place in Summer 2021. Details of these events will be released soon.

We want to make it easy for people to find climate action related events in Lincolnshire, so if you have a free event you'd like us to share on our website, please contact us with the date, time and a short summary of the event.

Lincoln Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon

The Lincoln Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon is a document designed by the Lincoln Climate Commission which relates local climate action targets to national and global targets.

The roadmap is available in PDF format below. If you need a word format, please contact us.

Research Subgroup

Working with the Commission and other subgroups, the aim of the Research Subgroup is to provide research data, using a bottom up approach, to support and guide the work of the Commission.

With the recent approval of £19 million from the Towns Fund, we will be providing research to ensure that the grant is spent in line with the objectives of the Climate Commission.

Funding has been provided for the formation of a Climate Assembly and our subgroup will be providing support for this undertaking, due to kick off by the end of March.

Students from the University of Lincoln are supporting the group to update the Lincoln Climate Impact Profile to examine the likely future impact of Climate change on the city, as well as to organise into a user friendly format the wealth of information and links available as data sources relating to climate change.

Success Stories in Lincolnshire

The Lincoln Climate Commission is looking for examples of individuals, businesses, or community groups that have successfully implemented sustainability principles in the running of their homes, operations or engagement practices.

We would like to share these examples as case studies on our website, in order to inspire others to think differently about how they manage their environmental and social impact.

If you'd like to contribute a case study, please complete the below form and send it back to us.

Please download the templates from Google Drive and send your edited versions to us.

Virtual Climate Action

Members of the Lincoln Climate Commission attended the following sustainability events and found them useful, view the video recordings and reports below.

PCAN Report: Trends in Local Climate Action in the UK

PCAN, the Place Based Climate Action Network, has launched its first report on trends in local climate action in the UK, surveying the rapidly changing landscape in the sector.

Read the full report on their website linked below:

Image of the PCAN logo, colourful circles.

How Doughnut Economics can help build circular cities and regions

Internationally-renowned economist and author Kate Raworth joins the York & North Yorkshire LEP, Environmental Smart and City of York councillor Christian Vassie to discuss bringing the principles of doughnut economics to our region and how it can enable carbon-negative circular economies and communities.

Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership Annual Conference - Nature Recovery in Greater Lincolnshire

The first part of the GLNP conference on Nature Recovery in Greater Lincolnshire covers the introductory talk by Charlotte Palmer and the Wild Ken Hill presentation by Lloyd Park.

What's next?

The next meeting of the Lincoln Climate Commission will take place on April 23rd 2021. Look out for our next newsletter in June.

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