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Durham County Council

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… to consider, and which areas of society will be worst hit by the effects of the climate emergency, as many carbon emissions come with added effects which most often harm the most vulnerable people. No-one should be left behind as society changes to mitigate climate change, and no-one should be left to bear the brunt of our changing climate in poor housing or without protection. The climate crisis

…, the Council declared a Climate Emergency in recognition that unless immediate action is taken, global warming will continue on its current trajectory toward 3°C with disastrous consequences. Following public consultation, the Council in February 2020 adopted the following statement: Immediately adopt a new Durham County Council target of 80% [carbon reduction] by 20301 making significant progress…

…, and the environment to facilitate a truly Green recovery. Carbon reduction must also be central to the ‘Levelling Up’ agenda and other funding bids across the County that are central to the regeneration agenda. Being Community and People Centred If County Durham is to successfully tackle climate change, everyone will have to have an opportunity to have their say and be heard, no matter their circumstances, age…

… or have their say on what we’re doing as we work together towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing the Ecological Emergency County Durham’s natural environment has a vital role to play in tackling climate change. Where they are healthy, our ecosystems can take up and store a significant amount of carbon in soils, sediments, and vegetation. However, the destruction and degradation of our natural…

… Agreement On 1st November 2021, to coincide with the opening of COP 26 in Glasgow, local leaders in Durham held our own Conference of Partners and launched a new County Durham Climate Change Agreement, which all organisations in the County are invited to sign up to. The wording of the Agreement reads: ‘We agree to work together as a partnership of organisations across County Durham to tackle climate


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