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Isle of Wight Council

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… and enhance opportunities associated with climate change. Decarbonisation Reducing emissions associated with human activity to zero. Fossil fuels Carbon-based fuels from fossil deposits. Oil, gas, and coal. Global average (or mean) temperature The average temperature around the world. This is usually expressed as either surface or air temperature. Global warming The estimated increase…

… An international climate agreement to keep global warming to less than 2ºc. Pathways The evolution of natural or human systems to a future state. Renewable energy Energy produced by natural resources, such as wind, solar, or tidal energy. 8 FOREWORD CLLR JONATHAN BACON, CABINET MEMBER FOR ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND WASTE I am very pleased to present the Climate Change

…. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, published in August 2021, which followed an earlier special report by the IPCC, stated “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred.” The report made it clear that global warming directly affects our…

… including key performance indicators and outline estimated costs for individual actions can be requested from 10 2 INTRODUCTION The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°c in October 20181. This report concluded that a 2°c increase in global…

… hard-to-decarbonise emissions can be compensated using certified greenhouse gas removal.”8 The Paris Agreement, adopted by 196 countries in 2015, is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2ºc, and ideally below 1.5ºc, by asking countries to begin decreasing the total amount of emissions they produce annually as soon…


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