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Wokingham Borough Council

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… working group to monitor progress. With the publication of this Climate Emergency Plan all of these commitments are now in place. The UK introduced the Climate Change Act into the legislation in 2008. This seeks to reduce carbon emissions by 100%2 (from where they stood in 1990) by 2050. However, 2019 marks an important milestone year as global carbon emissions have almost doubled since the Act…

… awareness amongst the public and businesses of the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on the climate and resulting changes in behaviour • Increased tree planting and afforestation rates resulting in increased sequestration of carbon If we project the current rate of carbon dioxide emissions reduction through to 2030 Wokingham Borough’s carbon footprint will be approximately 274.6 ktCO2. However…

… we enjoy and the wildlife we share our community with. We create carbon emissions from almost everything we do. It’s not just how we travel and distances we cover, it’s also our houses and how much energy we generate, use and waste, how much food we consume or throw away, how many trees, bushes, plants and wildflowers we have surrounding us and how we go about doing business with each other…

… the environment. This can be achieved by a combination of emission reduction and emission removal. Office for National Statistics Page | 3 • Invest heavily into educational programmes for residents, businesses, schools, charities and other organisations to help them calculate and reduce their own carbon footprints Climate change may be a global problem but local actions can make…

… individuals, groups, towns and communities decide to take action. Cllr Gregor Murray Page | 4 Background The United Kingdom was one of first countries to ratify the Paris Agreement designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions


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