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Wealden District Council

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…, or CO2e. This unit of measurement is intended to reflect the total global warming potential of a range of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/1056/contents/made https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/the-legal-landscape/ Wealden District Council Climate Emergency Plan…

…) target of 80% was amended through subsequent legislation in 2019. See ‘The Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019’: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/1056/contents/made 5 https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/the-legal-landscape/ Units for greenhouse gas emissions reporting: CO2e Results are reported in terms of ‘carbon dioxide equivalent’ emissions…

… action to avoid the potentially devastating impacts of climate change, including: • The UK Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019 – This policy legally commits the UK Government to deliver net-zero emissions by the year 2050, compared with a 1990 baseline.4 As described by the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), ‘The Act provides the UK with a legal framework including…

… a 2050 target for emissions reductions, five-yearly ‘carbon budgets’ (limits on emissions over a set time period which act as stepping stones towards the 2050 target), and the development of a climate change adaptation plan.’5 The CCC is an independent statutory body which sets the magnitude of carbon budgets; the Government must prepare policies accordingly. • The Paris Climate Agreement…

… –The UK ratified the Paris Climate Agreement in November 2016. The Agreement’s central aim ‘is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2º Celsius above 4 The original (2008…

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