A number of low carbon projects are running throughout the Lake District to help tackle the climate emergency and promote best practice in the National Park.

The National Park Authority and a range of partners are collectively looking at ways to help local businesses, residents and visitors lower their carbon footprints.

The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

Some of the projects already underway include A Low Carbon Lake District Green Grants Scheme to help small businesses and community organisations cut carbon, electric car charging points and planning for new and improved walking and cycle routes.

The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is a comprehensive programme to help tackle climate change in the National Park, working in partnership with local businesses and communities to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Led by the Lake District National Park Authority, other key partners include the Lake District Foundation, the National Trust, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.