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Leicester City Council

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… on which we will base our action plan. The strategy looks at how to reduce Leicester’s city-wide carbon emissions and how to adapt to the expected impacts of climate change. It considers all the city’s carbon emissions, not just the council’s – those generated directly in the city and those created outside Leicester and which the Leicester’s Climate Emergency Strategy: April 2020 to March…

… achievements so far The council has been working to reduce carbon emissions and to adapt the city to the changing climate for a number of years. Well before the Climate Emergency we had set long-term targets to: • halve city-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions6 from their 1990 levels by 2025, and • halve the council’s own carbon emissions from their 2008/09 levels by the same year…

… and the council, the majority of the reduction so far has been the result of lower emissions from electricity use. Some of this has been achieved by local action to increase energy efficiency – for example installing LED lighting – while the rest has come from the decarbonisation of the national grid. The opportunities for further carbon emissions reduction over the coming years are discussed…

… of decarbonisation in the coming years to improve the chances of its emissions being limited to within this figure. To help us consider the best options for taking action, we will work with partners to develop an ambitious indicative pathway for reducing the city’s carbon emissions. By this we mean a series of practical steps, with quantifiable carbon savings, to transform our energy use in homes…

…. The challenges we face include reducing carbon emissions from our homes and businesses, promoting healthy and sustainable transport, protecting and enhancing green spaces and making changes to what we buy and dispose of. These are challenges that the council cannot face alone, and will need support and involvement of people, communities and businesses across the city – as well as a step-change…

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