A call to declare a climate emergency has been rejected by Lincolnshire county councillors.
A motion tabled by the Labour opposition group, called on the council to commit to being carbon neutral by 2030.
The council said it recognised there is a climate problem, but stopped short of declaring an emergency.
The authority has instead passed a new target date of 2050.
Councillor Rob Parker, leader of the Labour group, said he was disappointed with the result, but the amended target was better than nothing.
“Before we started, we didn’t have the same interest as has been demonstrated in the council chamber. We know that this is a matter of great public interest, only yesterday the University of Lincoln declared a climate emergency because it was in the interests of their staff and students.”