Climate Action Plan
The City of Lancaster’s core mission is to serve its residents, businesses, and environment. Throughout its nearly 300-year history, the City has proven resilient and adaptive to rapid shifts in industry, transportation, and technology, among other changing conditions. This flexibility has been a vital asset, which is evident in Lancaster’s adaptive reuse of warehouses and changing farm practices, and it will be key to the City’s efforts to prepare for the effects of climate change. Decreasing emissions can lead to increased prosperity, and adapting to changing climate will require smarter infrastructure. Building on the spirit of ingenuity that has always helped drive Lancaster, the City’s Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan affirms a renewed commitment to the future of Lancaster City.
Metric Tons CO2e Emitted After Actions
By 2025, the City will reduce its municipal operations by 79%, 80% by 2035, and 81% by 2050.
*CO2e, the unit used to express emissions reductions in this graph, is a CO2 equivalency metric that expresses the warming effects of all GHG’s in terms of CO2’s warming effect.
City of Lancaster 2017 Baseline Emissions by Sector (17,012 MT CO2e)
The City has been tracking GHG’s emitted through municipal operations for several years. This profile helps the City set goals and develop strategies to reduce emissions and adapt to changes in climate while creating a more efficient and resilient municipal operation.