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High Peak Borough Council

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… previously set targets. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre- industrial levels was issued in October 2018. This report stated that, in order to remain within a 1.5 °C increase, governments must cut emissions of greenhouse gases (globally) by 45% by 2030. The UN Environment Programme, in their 2019 Emissions Gap…

…, and make “finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” Under the Paris Agreement, each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming. No mechanism forces a country to set a specific emissions target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond…

…. • Four key things are needed to achieve this vision of collaborative delivery: • Framework: An agreed framework for delivery for Net Zero incorporating local and national climate action • Financing: Appropriate long-term financing to support local authorities in delivering Net Zero • Flexibility: Local operational flexibility around how local areas address climate change • Facilitation…

… of capacity and skills at local level, means such ambitions are unlikely to be delivered’. 8 HIGH PEAK - DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY Climate Change is an existential threat. Humans have already caused irreversible climate change, the impacts of which are being felt around the world. Global temperatures have increased by 1⁰C from pre-industrial levels. Atmospheric CO2e levels are above…

… together. (4) Climate Change Summit on 15th January 2020 for local community stakeholder groups and individuals. (5) Transition Town and other local community groups and established a regular meeting with the High Peak Green Network. The Council’s Climate Change Working Group was established to help develop the Council’s Climate Change Plan. Approach – working group, engagement, partnerships…

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