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South Tyneside Council

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…. Global warming occurs through the increased levels of ‘greenhouse gases’ building up in the atmosphere, which prevents heat escaping from the earth. This intensifies the so called ‘greenhouse effect’ causing global temperatures to rise, resulting in climate change and instability. The science is unequivocal. The need for urgent action is unprecedented…

… on the impacts of global warming at 1.5°C. The report clearly highlighted that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”. National context The UK Climate Change Act sets a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions against 1990 levels to net zero by 2050. The UK’s…

… by 2030, and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. According to the latest Emissions Gap Report from the UN Environment Programme, greenhouse gas emissions have risen 1.5% a year over the last decade. At current trends, we are looking at global warming of between 3.4°C and 3.9°C by the end of the century. The impact of all life on the planet, including ours…

… precipitation patterns, ocean acidification and the increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. Policy context International context In December 2015 the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) was held in Paris. The conference marked a significant milestone bringing countries together…

… inform the Strategy: Policy and legal drivers for mitigating against and adapting to climate change Working with Council colleagues and key stakeholders, identifying actions already underway, and the impacts being delivered Identifying future delivery opportunities that will support on-going reductions Identifying baseline carbon emission levels Researching measures…

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