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Teignbridge District Council

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… of the Parties (COP) 21 event in Paris in 2015. The treaty commits governments to work towards limiting global warming to well below 2.0°C and preferably less than 1.5°C to avoid the worst, and in some cases, irreversible effects of climate change. As part of the Paris Agreement, governments are required to develop Nationally Determined Contributions, known as NDC’s, to determine how their economies…

…?,1850%2D1900%20baseline%20average%20temperature. 8 More pertinently, to limit global warming to 1.5°C, rapid emissions reductions are required to limit long-term accumulations of greenhouse gases. An indicative global emissions pathway to net…

… to officer capacity and where necessary, the development of detailed business cases. 7 2. Defining Climate Change The Met Office defines climate change as “the long-term shift in average weather patterns across the world.” The latest evidence2 produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that we have so far experienced between 0.95 and 1.2°C of global

warming, of which 1.1°C relates to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (emissions produced by humankind) and less than 0.1°C relates to natural effects such as solar heating and geological processes. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change alongside other greenhouse gases including methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. These gases all share…

… zero emissions consistent with 1.5°C in shown in Figure 4, and shows a rapid straight-line global emissions reduction. Such a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will require an immediate, concerted and transformative effort amongst governments. Figure 4: Stylised global emissions reduction pathway consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C global warming 2.3. Climate


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