Resilient Lincoln

Photograph of schoolhouse on prairie

Lincoln Climate Action Plan(PDF, 14MB) 

Lincoln's Vision for a Climate-Smart Future

Resilience is commonly thought of as the ability to bounce back from a shock or disturbance. While recovery is a necessary component of resilience, climate resilience also includes capacity-building that allows continued adaptation in the midst of an ever-changing environment. Climate resilience can thus be understood as the ability to recover from shocks and the capacity to thrive in the midst of a continually changing environment.

The Climate Action Plan has come about from an understanding of the need to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to slow the pace of climate change and protect Lincoln residents’ way of life. It is a vision for what the city of Lincoln could become over the next 30 years. It is a vision of a city that is thriving with local businesses and verdant greenways; a city that uses both ordinary and innovative measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation, electricity and buildings; a city that is inclusive, welcoming and fair.