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West Lothian Council

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… the increase to 1.5 °C, recognising that this would substantially reduce the risks and impacts of climate change. Following on from the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to provide a Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Amongst other findings, the report concluded that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues…

… for Sustainable Development, and each goal has targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use in setting their agendas over the next 15 years. Climate Change is at the core of how many of these goals can be delivered and as such, tackling climate change is essential for achieving sustainable development for all. West Lothian Council - Climate Change Strategy6 UN Sustainable Development…

… reduction of snow and ice cover, and changes in atmospheric and ocean circulation and regional weather patterns, which influence seasonal rainfall conditions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sets out the following established facts: Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.2°C of global warming above pre- industrial levels; It is likely…

… with it, since the time of the Industrial Revolution; Climate change is already affecting every inhabited region across the globe with human influence contributing to many observed changes in weather and climate extremes; and Projected changes in extremes are larger in frequency and intensity with every additional increment of global warming. 1.3 Science of Climate Change

… resources, new business and employment opportunities, supporting healthier, more sustainable lifestyles and making our communities more resilient. The strategy aims to make sure West Lothian is best placed to benefit from these opportunities. No single person or organisation can tackle climate change alone, so we are asking our partners, businesses, community groups and individuals to embrace…

Three Rivers District Council

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… emissions by 2045 at the latest, in order to increase our chances of limiting global warming to the crucial 1.5ºC threshold outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. • The consultation responses highlighted that the original Strategy document did not sufficiently address the issue of climate adaptation. We have therefore revised the Strategy to include an additional section dedicated to ‘Adaptation…

…/a-sustainable-design-toolkit/technical-modules/climate-change-adaptation/ basic-principles.aspx 11 Current 2C 4C (1991- global global 2019) warming warming 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 ------- --------- 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 ------- --------- 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 ---------------- Current 2C 4C (1991-2019) global global warming warming 36.4C 38.2C 42.5C Current 2C 4C (1991…

… play a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis – research shows that forests, wetlands and grasslands can deliver at least 30% of the emissions reductions needed by 2030 to prevent climate catastrophe 25. Moreover, healthy soil can help mitigate climate change by storing carbon (soil sequesters three times as much carbon as the atmosphere), while also increasing our resilience…

… ppm 150 ppm 200 ppm 250 ppm 300 ppm 350 ppm 400 ppm World Source: EPICA Dome C CO₂ record (2015) & NOAA (2018) OurWorldInData.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions • CC BY 5 5 Background - Why We Need This Strategy The Policy Context: The UK is a signatory to the 2015 Paris Agreement, a landmark piece of global climate change legislation which commits the international…

… community to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global temperature rise this century to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Furthermore, the Agreement emphasises pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C in order to avoid dangerous climate change. The Significance of Limiting Warming to 1.5°C: Put simply, climate-related risks…

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…

Shetland Islands Council

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… Solutions 58 Glossary 62 Policy Alignment 64 Councillor Moraig Lyall Chair of Environment and Transport Committee Climate Change StrategyClimate Change Strategy Climate Change StrategyClimate Change Strategy Executive SUMMARY Climate change is the long-term shift in global climate patterns, including extreme weather events and rising sea levels, linked directly with the warming…

… heat and warming it up. CO2 (carbon dioxide) is the most common greenhouse gas and is where the term ‘carbon emissions’ comes from. Other greenhouse gases include methane, nitrous oxides and fluorinated gases (f-gases). The impacts of global warming and climate change will vary globally, with the worst impacts affecting those most vulnerable. This can be seen globally through more frequent…

… and severe droughts, flooding and wildfires in areas that haven’t been significant contributors to global warming, and don’t have the resources to adapt. The same will be seen locally, where those who have the money and resources to adapt will do so, whereas those who don’t will suffer the most. Global Temperature Change Source: University of Reading #ShowYourStripes 6 SIC Climate Change Strategy…

… outweigh removals GHG emissions removed from the atmosphere GHG emissions removed from the atmosphere The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015. It states that globally we must limit global warming to ‘well below 2 degrees centigrade’ to have…

… contributing to additional global warming. This underpins everything that is required for mitigation. We must reduce our emissions to the point where we can balance any residual emissions by natural means, or through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Climate Change StrategyClimate Change Strategy Climate Change Targets Mitigation & Net zero Climate Change StrategyClimate Change…

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

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global warming/climate change. The total emissions from the scope we have defined is 10,077 Tonnes. Activity Emissions (tCO2e) Scope 1 Gas 3,180 Scope 1 Oil 0 Scope 1 Diesel 144 Scope 2 Electricity 4,451 Scope 3 Business Travel 351 Scope 3 Staff Commute 1,988…

… developments. This will have a high impact and be implemented in Phase 1-3. · Approaching the climate emergency with a long-term mindset, exploring ‘spend to save’ methods of climate action. This will have a high impact and be implemented in Phase 1-3. · Exploring options for local offset via climate adaptation programmers and local landscape enhancement. This will have a medium impact and be implemented…

… to take action and buy into the approach being taken by the Council. This will have a medium impact and be implemented in Phase 1. Mobilisation We will prepare and organize our workforce to support climate change action We will take local action by · Developing and deliver training & awareness raising for staff at all levels, to encourage low carbon and adaptation measures…

… Sefton’s Climate Change Emergency Implementation Plan Introduction This document sets out Sefton Council’s delivery of the commitment made within our climate strategy “Sefton’s Climate Change Emergency Plan”. Sefton Council joins over 60% of UK local authorities in declaring a climate emergency…

… and a growing consensus worldwide that urgent action is needed.  We will look at both the challenges and opportunities and engage with our communities to ensure we undertake actions to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change now and into the future.   This work will be aligned to the delivery of the Sefton 2030 Vision and the Council’s Core Purpose with the aim of making Sefton a great place…

City of Edinburgh Council

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… to develop regulatory frameworks that are progressive, promote innovation and create incentives for citizens and businesses to make practical changes in the way they live and work. Adapting to unavoidable climate change and preventing future emissions: We will take actions and make changes to ensure the city is resilient to future climate change and prevent future emissions, as well…

… and services • make strategic investments to drive change • lobby for change as the capital of Scotland and a major UK city. Priorities for climate action This strategy recognises that no one action will deliver a net zero city. We need to tackle climate change on all fronts as part of a whole- system approach. But we also need to be clear on our key strategic priorities for urgent action…

… does not seek to replicate all the individual organisational plans that exists to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. Rather, the strategy and implementation plan include actions and commitments from city partners that contribute to delivering the strategy, and actions to support citizens and businesses in making more sustainable choices. 3.5 The Draft 2030 Climate Strategy was publicly…

… includes new commitments on: 4.5.1 Collaborating with Scottish Government to develop a green investment pipeline for the city; 4.5.2 Developing investment strategies to support the city’s transition to clean energy and energy efficient buildings, a low carbon economy, net zero transport infrastructure, and to adapt the city to be resilient to future climate change; 4.5.3 Developing joined-up…

… the city can secure; however as Scotland’s capital and a city which is committed to being at the forefront of tackling climate change, the city is well-placed to maximise its share of this funding. 4.12 For each of the strategic actions, the implementation plan sets milestones for delivering the actions and associated timeframes. It identifies the lead partner organisation, and the partners…

City of Edinburgh Council

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… Summary, Draft 2030 Climate Strategy | 4 Summary of the 2030 Climate Strategy Approach and Actions Principles for climate action A Just Transition: Everyone must share in the benefits of the transition to net zero. Preventing future emissions and adapting to unavoidable climate change: We will take actions and make changes that prevent future emissions, as well as reducing those we…

…; Delivering a Net Zero Climate Ready City provided at Appendix I 1.2 Note the scope of the strategy is to set out strategic priorities for tackling climate change, alongside actions the Council and key city partners will take to realise the ambition of Edinburgh becoming a net zero and climate resilient city by 2030. 1.3 Note the actions in the strategy reflect involvement and commitment from key…

… an impact on the city’s emissions by reducing their own footprints or collaborating to unlock change. 2.4 The strategy does not seek to replicate all the individual organisational plans that exists to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. It does however, include actions and commitments from city partners that contribute to delivering the strategy, and actions to support citizens…

… and businesses in making more sustainable choices. 2.5 The strategy provides the local and national policy context and sets out key principles and a proposed strategic city approach to tackling climate change. It includes a range of strategic actions, across the following priority areas: 2.5.1 Engaging and Empowering Citizens to tackle climate change 2.5.2 Net Zero, Climate Resilient Development…

… with the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI), Edinburgh and Leeds Universities, and the Place- based Climate Action network (P-CAN) to understand the city’s historic emissions, develop future emissions reductions trajectories, and analyse the economic case for the transition to net zero. This work was considered by Committee in October 2019 and has informed the development of the 2030 Climate

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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… via drastic emissions reductions, but to also adapt and become resilient to the inescapable impacts we will witness due to global warming. 1.1 CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPACT ON WIGAN BOROUGH “In terms of planning for the future, it will be necessary to make plans utilising climate models to inform on the economic, social and physical changes to the borough that will be resulting from…

… and Their Regulatory Responses. Sustainability 6Committee on Climate Change (2020) Reducing UK Emissions Progress Report to Parliament At the local level, Wigan Council need to ensure climate- positive behaviours are reinforced and residents can continue, or transition towards, more sustainable modes of living and working that support the recovery to COVID-19, and also the global climate crisis. 19…

… to Climate Change The Impact of Covid-19 Layout of the Action PlanGovernance of the Action Plan Section 1 Section 3 Section 6 Section 2 Section 5Section 4 Section 7 3 The climate crisis is a threat to all areas of life. Whether that be our reliance on fossil fuels for power and energy, extreme weather that all corners of the world can fall victim to, or the over-consumption of products…

… level, building community support and spirit and ensuring that nobody falls victim to the extreme weather and changing climate.” 4 Global climate change is bringing new uncertainties, challenges and risks that the council needs to consider to ensure the future wellbeing of our borough, its residents and businesses. As the climate heats up, it will bring with it all kinds…

… of local authorities in developing strategies and implementing adaptation measures being due to 3 factors3: • Recognising the secondary benefits of tackling climate change such as new employment opportunities and reduction in fuel poverty • Strong political, professional and technical support in ‘championing’ climate change activities • Working with utility companies, private, public…

Mansfield District Council

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Climate change, and its impact on the world we live in, is one of the most significant issues facing us all today and the human effects on global warming are well publicised. A reversal of these negative effects upon our planet requires a global effort. Global change can only happen if individuals and communities are prepared to change and have the opportunity to change. Whilst Mansfield…

…, the economy and environment. The plan will address: The definition of carbon neutrality Climate mitigation Climate adaptation Carbon sequestration Carbon offsetting Carbon neutrality (having a net zero carbon footprint) refers to achieving net zero emissions by minimising and balancing the amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount of sequestred or offset…

climate is changing and the challenges and opportunities we face. A policy document, outlining our ambitions for tackling climate change in Mansfield. A framework through which partners across the district can work together to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address the challenges that climate change brings. The strategy identifies seven strategic priorities and ambitions (referred…

… Case for action Climate change due to human influences is acknowledged as a threat to life. Globally, the planet is one degree warmer than before the industrial revolution and this is already causing significant climate impacts. UK Climate Projections (UKCP) from the Met Office suggest that without any action we are heading for a 4°C rise in global mean surface temperature. This high emissions…

change due to human influences is acknowledged as a threat to life. Globally, the planet is one degree warmer than before the industrial revolution and this is already causing significant climate impacts. UK Climate Projections (UKCP) from the Met Office suggest that without any action we are heading for a 4°C rise in global mean surface temperature. This high emissions scenario (following current…

The Moray Council

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… and help to realise opportunities to reduce inequalities and build back better and greener following the Covid-19 pandemic. There are several drivers for the council to take climate action. These include: • Democratic and Social: The climate crisis is an inescapable topic, and our young people and our communities are asking us to act. Tackling climate change provides an opportunity to advance…

… public bodies have a crucial role to play in the shared endeavour to tackle the global climate emergency. The public sector is central to the implementation of local and national climate policy, and bodies including Moray Council are expected to show leadership by continuing to reduce their emissions quickly. On 10 March 2021, the council adopted a Climate Change Strategy for 2020-2030…

… .......................................................................................................................... 50 Section 5: Timing of Actions ....................................................................................................... 55 Definitions ................................................................................................................................. 57 APPENDIX 1 P a g e 2 | 58 Foreword Climate change is the biggest challenge of our…

…. The strategy set a goal for Moray Council to be net zero by 2030. It was agreed that the council, its officers, and members will work with others across Moray to deliver that goal. Moray Council must take robust action over the next decade to promote policies which reduce climate change emissions. It must continue to cut emissions from its buildings and fleet, and address the significant…

… challenge of decarbonising its procurement processes. This route map focusses on the council’s own operations. It shows how we will lead by example to accelerate action on climate change across Moray. The journey to net zero emissions will be challenging, but we know that climate action can deliver wider social, health and economic co- benefits. Taking action can positively impact communities…

Westminster City Council

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… In 2018, a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)1 warned that urgent action was needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5oC, to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. In response, 191 countries formally approved the Paris Agreement2, targeting net zero by 2050, and committing them to limit global warming to well…

global warming to well below Paris Climate Agreement (2015) net zero emissions by 2050 Sets legal targets for the UK to achieve UK Climate Change Act (amended 2019) Sets targets for Westminster City Council to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and for the City of Westminster to follow by 2040 Westminster Climate Emergency Declaration (2019) the United Nations Human Rights…

… on climate change to achieve the ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions across the borough by 2040. In doing so, it seeks to harness the significant benefits of climate action to the health and wellbeing of our communities, economy, and natural environment. The Plan aims to accelerate carbon emission reductions and associated improvements in air quality across the city, through…

… reductions in emissions, limiting warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach. This Climate Emergency Action Plan sets out the scale of the net zero 2040 challenge for Westminster and proposes a framework for collective action to deliver this, structured around three pillars4. › Climate impacts and the co- benefits of climate action › Westminster’s emissions baseline › Meeting net zero…

Climate change impacts will be felt both globally and locally and will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable members of our community. Co-benefits of climate change There are many associated economic, social and health benefits to reducing carbon emissions, strengthening the case for climate action. Rising global temperatures will lead to: Examples of these benefits are: providing…

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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… to recycle more, to take up energy efficiency grants to help with the cost of installing loft and cavity wall insulation and to cycle more. However, tackling climate change requires everybody - local authorities, communities, government and businesses - to take action together. This, our first Climate Change Action Plan, has been developed to steer action across Blackburn with Darwen and deliver…

… to keep the rise to no more than 1.5°C. The Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions”. In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that global warming is on track to reach1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 and 3-5°C by the end of the century, if it continues to increase at the current rate. Limiting…

… be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as planting trees to capture and store carbon dioxide. 1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (2018) CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN | 4 INTRODUCTION…

… to adapt to the changing The Council’s Adaptation Strategy will be reviewed in the light of the latest UK climate projections and the associated action plan updated UN SDGs: 13 – Climate Action Climate Change Adaptation Strategy The text of the Adaptation Strategy has been updated to reflect the latest UK Climate Impact Projections, but amendments to the Action Plan remain outstanding…

… Blackburn with Darwen Climate Emergency Action Plan BLACKBURN DARWEN Blackburn with Darwen Climate Emergency Action Plan Published February 2020 Updated December 2021 CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN | 1 FOREWORD Climate change has been…

Havant Borough Council

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… a responsibility to take action, urgently. 3. National and International Policy context The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in October 2018 which concluded that we have less than 12 years to act to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The report highlights several climate impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C…

…, or more. It Havant Borough Council Climate Change and Environment Strategy 2021-2026 210908 Havant BC Climate Change Strategy Final.Doc 5 of 18 suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action by governments that signed the Paris Agreement. This was strengthened…

… ............................................................ 4 4. Local context and key challenges ....................................................................... 5 5. How to make a difference ................................................................................... 6 6. The Impact .......................................................................................................... 6 7. Tackling Climate Change

… approach, so everybody takes action to tackle the climate crisis. 2. The climate crisis Climate change is a large-scale, long-term shift in the earth’s weather patterns because of increasing average global temperatures. The results are seen in ever increasing severity and frequency of extreme and unpredictable weather events. Flash floods, storms and high winds, heatwaves, wildfires, summer…

… droughts and coastal incursions have caused the climate challenges we face. Human activity is responsible for the climate crisis: burning fossil fuels, intensified agriculture, polluting industrial processes and land-use change, clearance of vegetation increases green-house gases, changing the atmosphere, and altering the climate. The impact is recognised globally. Everyone has…

Norwich City Council

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… (.) 0 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 16 4. Context: Global to Local The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C', released in October 2018, found that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require reductions of global human-caused emissions (Carbon Dioxide) of 45 per cent by 2030, and for emissions to reach net zero by around 2050. If the average…

global warming was limited to 1.5°C, it still worsens the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Average global warming is 1°C already when compared to pre-industrial averages. At 2°C, the upper limit of the UN Paris Agreement, the risk of negative impacts of climate change increase significantly. Global carbon dioxide emissions currently show…

… – where have we come from and where do we want to b e? As of February 2020, 274 of 408 UK local authorities had declared a climate change emergency and committed to taking action to reduce the impact of global warming and slow the rate of climate change (source: Climate Change UK). Norwich City Council declared and passed a climate emergency motion in January 2019. The original motion…

… will therefore need to work in partnership with our citizens, businesses and other forms of government to make the step change needed to address this global climate crisis. Only by working together will we achieve our sustainability objectives and play our part in delivering a better future. However, we also must be mindful to balance the environmental needs of the city with the social and economic needs…

… funding required to effectively tackle climate change. This document is the fourth environmental strategy that the city council has produced and details the council’s environmental vision and priorities until 2025. In shaping these priorities, we have been extremely fortunate in being able to listen to evidence from world-renowned researchers at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research…

London Borough of Lambeth

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… action. It is now up to all of us, together, to deliver. Cllr Claire Holland Leader of Lambeth Council 03 Lambeth’s Climate Action Plan | Foreword EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We are in the middle of a global climate crisis. We are witnessing the breakdown of climate and ecological systems resulting in increasing numbers of extreme weather events, growing conflict over scarce resources, and rapidly…

…’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis and have been developed for the Climate Action Plan. 1.Fairness We know that the effects of climate change are not felt equally, with those who are least responsible often being worst affected by the impacts. Almost a third of residents are living in poverty once housing costs are taken into account, and 20% of people in Lambeth are paid below the London Living…

… Wage. Climate change risk can intersect with existing inequalities, meaning that women, multi-ethnic groups, older and younger people, and disabled people are also more likely to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climate policy. Putting fairness at the centre of any climate crisis response is vital. When we talk about fairness and climate justice, it is important to focus…

… time outdoors in nature has proven benefits on both our physical and mental health. We want to ensure that as we tackle climate change, we also improve environmental quality and increase biodiversity in Lambeth. 21 Lambeth’s Climate Action Plan | Climate Goals For Lambeth ADAPTATION 2030 Vision Lambeth is a resilient borough, where communities feel confident in their ability to withstand…

… for everyone in the borough, but it also recognises that climate change does not affect everyone equally. Women, younger and older people, multi-ethnic groups and disabled people are more likely to be exposed to the impacts of climate change and climate policy, such as rising energy prices, air pollution, or changes in the labour market. As we implement this plan, we need to make sure we understand…

Stirling Council

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… • Maintain a clear understanding of climate change risks. CA02 • Ensure the resilience of our buildings and critical infrastructure to local climate impacts. CA03 • Implement a prioritised programme of nature-based climate adaptation actions. CA04 • Encourage and support community resilience. CA05 • Build resilience into supply chains. What we have achieved so far... • Stirling Council…

… Biodiversity Strategy Climate Ready Scotland: a climate change adaptation programme 2019-2024 Progress Reviews 40 Glossary Term Description AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic Carbon dioxide (CO2) The main gas that causes global warming, produced mainly from combustion of fossil fuels and clearing land Carbon footprint The total volume of climate heating gases released into the atmosphere…

… in Scotland today. The world has already warmed by an average of around 1.2oC over the past 150 years. This may not sound much, but this extra heat causes more variable and extreme weather events, ranging from heavier downpours and flash flooding to extended droughts, stronger winds, and rising sea levels. In addition to direct weather impacts, climate change also acts as a ‘risk multiplier…

…...Innovation. Take more risks, lead people...we have already done loads...but let’s do more, together!” “Stirling Council should be bold in the face of climate change. Individuals need to change the way they live by making smarter choices to reduce waste, improve their health, and care for the environment. Our people must be given opportunities to shape a sustainable future.” “Climate change should…

… Projection Data taken from the Council’s annual Public BodiesClimate Change Duties Reports. Emissions data collection from 2006-2011 was not divided into the scopes. Scope 1 = direct emissions from Council-owned and operated plant, vehicles and machinery such as air conditioning, boilers, fleet vehicles and generators; Scope 2 = indirect emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat…

East Hampshire District Council

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… context The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in October 2018 which concluded that we have less than 12 years to act to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The report highlights a number of climate impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C, or more. It suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5°C may still…

… national and international commitments to tackle climate change. Amendments to this strategy have brought forward timescales for instance, banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035. In January 2018, the Government published ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’. The 25 year plan confirms the government’s aim to take all possible action to mitigate climate

change by continuing to cut GHG emissions, while adapting to reduce its impact through risk assessments and responses to floods, heatwaves, new pests and disruption to food production. East Hampshire District Council Climate and Environment Strategy 2020-2025 Page 7 of 16 East Hampshire District Council in declaring a Climate Emergency, acknowledges the global climate crisis

… and Environment Strategy 2020-2025 Page 3 of 16 Executive summary There is a global climate and environment emergency. The evidence is irrefutable, and the science is clear. Human beings are causing damage to the planet, and that damage has accelerated over the past 50 years. The impacts of the climate crisis are having serious negative impacts on our livelihoods and communities. East Hampshire…

… be involved? ................................................................................................. 7 East Hampshire in profile. .................................................................................................. 8 The Impact ........................................................................................................................ 9 Tackling Climate Change

London Borough of Hillingdon

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… greenhouse effect. However, the main contributor to the global warming that we are now seeing is carbon dioxide. Scientific research has demonstrated that carbon dioxide levels are higher than at any time in the past 650,000 years, and this has resulted in gradual warming of the world’s climate. 8 The Strategic Climate Action Plan Warmest years on record (increase from 20th century average) 2020…

… is our initial response to the climate emergency. It is fundamental and vital we play a lead role in generating new funding, influencing policy, and lobbying for legislation to support positive carbon reducing activities for our borough. 7The Strategic Climate Action Plan 1. Introduction What is climate change? The world’s climate is changing due to increased levels of gases such as carbon…

… and groups in developing the council’s climate actions. C1.4 Devise strategies to improve existing buildings, with access to government funding for energy efficiency and decarbonisation of residential properties and businesses. C1.5 To use our unique access to businesses to set up a borough wide Climate Change forum to develop ideas collectively and to collaboratively work towards achieving climate

… opportunities to see real world examples of action being taken to tackle climate change and to identify ‘young climate champions.’ 16 The Strategic Climate Action Plan C1.10 To develop a schools engagement strategy to promote and encourage positive climate and environment action in accordance with the objectives and commitments in this plan. C1.11 To support, promote and raise awareness…

… www.hillingdon.gov.uk Strategic Climate Action Plan Adopted July 2021 2 The Strategic Climate Action Plan Contents Foreword 3 Preface 4 The vision 5 1. Introduction 7 - What is climate change? - Why does climate change matter? 2. A positive track record 10 - How we have reduced our own carbon emissions 3. The starting…

North Somerset Council

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… and wellbeing and to reduce the dominance of vehicles to achieve more liveable neighbourhoods and communities. As a council we need to take a leadership role locally. We need to respond, mitigate, and adapt to the impacts of inevitable climate change – not just by reducing our emissions but by being better prepared and more resilient to more frequent flooding and extreme weather events. Nationally…

…. Storm Ciara causes huge waves in Clevedon, 2020. Photo taken by Robert Timoney North Somerset Council Climate Emergency Action Plan 10 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829216304348?via%3Dihub https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/09/climate-change-risk-assessment-2021/ The co-benefits of climate action A co-benefit is an additional…

… to thrive. If a quarter of the population in England cycled regularly (including the use of electric bikes) all-cause mortality could fall by 11%. Resilience and adaptation Some climate actions can help communities, residents, and businesses to be more resilient and adapt to current and future changes. For example: ● improve ability to withstand the impacts of climate change ● increase…

…. The structure governing the projects, strategies, and plans surrounding the Climate Emergency is shown in the diagram. Auditing The Climate Emergency Team is currently undergoing its first internal audit, with a final report due in autumn 2022. Its aims are to ensure that a clear governance structure, integrated into the council’s decision-making processes, is in place to forward climate change

… North Somerset Council’s matrix of influence North Somerset Council Climate Emergency Action Plan 26 https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/council-democracy/priorities-strategies/climate-emergency/our-plans-tackle-climate-change 1 – Become a net zero carbon council 1 NSC Corporate Plan 2020-24 Key information One of the key principles of our action plan is to become a net zero…

Aberdeen City Council

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… scheme. But alongside work taking place to reduce emissions, there is a need to take action to prepare for inevitable changes in climate. This is called adaptation. Aberdeen Adapts will sit alongside Powering Aberdeen, the city’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan, to deliver a city-wide climate change programme. We need to adapt… The global climate is changing and this is expected…

… Aberdeen Adapts Climate Adaptation Framework ABERDEEN ADAPTS Building resilience and adapting to the changing climate Aberdeen’s Climate Adaptation Framework Aberdeen Adapts Climate Adaptation Framework Contents Executive summary Introduction o…

…. POWERING ABERDEEN reducing greenhouse gas emissions ABERDEEN ADAPTS responding to the impacts of climate change Aberdeen Adapts Climate Adaptation Framework Introduction From wetter weather to warmer temperatures the climate is changing2 and this will bring considerable new challenges for Aberdeen. This means our city will need to get ready, adjusting to the impacts and making…

… the most of new opportunities. Taking urgent climate action is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Appendix 2) 3 and cities around the globe are taking active steps to adapt to climate change. In doing so, they are delivering long term solutions that protect people and places, as well as sustain innovation and growth. From coastal flood measures in New York, to greening of buildings…

… and communities keen to work together to adapt to climate change. Their input was vital to the development of this framework. Consultation gathered information on local priorities, the key climate challenges affecting various city sectors and adaption approaches for Aberdeen. In addition: • 5 stakeholder workshops, as well as events and publications were used to build understanding and exchange…

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