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Reading Borough Council

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… consistent with what the climate science has been predicting. In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees – considered necessary to avert the most catastrophic impacts – would require ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’. Through the declaration of a climate emergency in February 2019…

… and an open and transparent working arrangement between business, academia, NGOs, community groups, the people of Reading and Reading Borough Council. FOREWORD by Co-Chairs of the Reading Climate Change Partnership So please, treat the climate crisis like the acute crisis it is and give us a future.Our lives are in your hands. – Greta Thunberg (2019) 3 The net zero carbon transition…

… as an opportunity to tackle climate change and create sustainable, inclusive economic growth. As we said earlier, this has been very much a partnership effort and we would like to express our appreciation to the members of the Reading Climate Change Partnership Board, the theme leads and group members who have given generously of their time and expertise to develop this strategy. We are especially grateful…

… on climate change, published a report which advised that the international community should aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as opposed to the previous ‘target’ of 2°C. Their review of over 6,000 sources of evidence found that, with a rise of 1.5°C, there would be very significant risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth. A rise to 2°C would…

… (Source: Committee on Climate Change2) 2 https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CCC-Net zero-Infographic.png Unchecked emissions growth would lead to very severe and widespread climate change at 4°C or more by 2100. Damaging climate impacts are already being felt today at 1°C of warming. Climate change is here today: • The frequency of heatwaves has increased around the world…

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