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Torridge District Council

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… ..................................................................................................................... 25 Our Communities ............................................................................................................ 27 1 Introduction Background to this plan In July 2019 Torridge District Council (TDC) declared a ‘Climate Emergency’. This was in recognition of the science and evidence of the impacts that climate change is having on our environment…

…, population and communities and to acknowledge that TDC are committed to assisting in the response to this threat. This declaration committed Torridge District Council to reach net carbon neutrality by 2030. This plan will outline how we have aligned our organisation with this goal and will work towards meeting the commitment against climate change. We recognise that climate change is a long…

… permission of Devon County Council) 3 The case for declaring a climate emergency Our planet’s climate is changing and warming is accelerating. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that we have 10 years to limit climate change to avoid a catastrophe. In response to the Paris Agreement, a special report on Global Warming1 was published in October 2018…

… that with ambitious action from national and sub- national authorities, civil society, business and local communities, it may still be possible to limit warming to 1.5ºC. In addition, a recent Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)2 stated that around 25% of the world’s species are now at threat of extinction due to habitat loss and the effects of climate change. Global…

… temperatures have already increased by 1ºC from pre-industrial levels. Atmospheric CO₂ levels are above 400 parts per million (ppm). This far exceeds the 350ppm deemed to be a safe level for humanity. The latest generation of national climate projections, the UKCP18 resource from the Met Office3, provides up to date and robust scientific evidence on projected climate changes. The general climate

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