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Kirklees Council

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… Emergency declared in 2019. Building on the work completed by Kirklees in Phase 1 of climate action, this plan sets out the district’s aspirations to help address both climate change mitigation, by reducing carbon emissions and climate change adaptation, by improving the districts resilience to the impacts that a changing climate will incur. In collaboration with stakeholders from across…

… or public transport options, reducing our reliance on diesel and petrol cars. A low-carbon and resilient future is not the preserve of ‘the few’, but the right of everyone in Kirklees. It is our priority to ensure that the actions we suggest are realistic, pragmatic, and accessible, so that everyone, regardless of background can benefit from their outcomes. Furthermore, we will strive to educate…

… the science-based emission reduction pathway to achieving net- zero (see Table 1 below). To stay in-line with this emissions pathway, Kirklees district will adopt the following, science- based, ‘stepping-stone’ carbon reduction targets (against baseline levels from 2000). 11 TABLE 1: KIRKLEES' EMISSIONS PATHWAY TO REACH NET -ZERO AGAINST BASELINE LEVELS FROM 2000 - ADAPTED FROM ‘A NET…

… -ZERO CARBON ASSESSMENT FOR KIRKLEES’ (GOULDSON ET AL., 2021). Year Target for Emissions Reduction By 2025 63% By 2030 78% By 2035 87% By 2040 92% By 2045 95% By 2050 100% It is important to acknowledge that these stepping-stone targets are Kirklees-wide and that some areas within Kirklees will have a greater scope and opportunity, therefore a greater responsibility, to reduce

carbon emissions than others, depending on relevant economic factors. To achieve ‘Net-Zero by 2038’, Kirklees will may also be required to manage any residual emissions remaining after all planned actions have been implemented. This will be adopted as a last resort and may typically involve offsetting, which is a complex issue with challenges around fairness, financing, interventions, and carbon


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