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West Midlands Combined Authority

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… highlighted the need to close the gap between rhetoric and action – setting a carbon reduction target is the ‘easy part’ – identifying the actions on how to reach it is much more challenging. The areas of focus they have suggested are lagging is in mobility and the built environment. • Government target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050: so far, national level installation of renewables…

… carbon budget – that an investment programme substantial enough to meet this challenge will be in the order of £40bn over 21 years (2020-2041). The actions we propose are things that individuals, communities, businesses and government at all levels can lead. They include: 1. Active travel and cleaner transport, including keep your car at home schemes to reduce emissions, reduce unnecessary…

… caused by local deindustrialisation, but consumption has not declined at the same rate – suggesting we are just ‘offshoring’ our emissions to other countries. Finally, we need to understand that people living in poverty tend to contribute to emissions reductions. Our commitment to lifting people out of poverty remains implacable, but the consequences of doing so may well be increased emissions

… split between commercial/industrial, domestic and transport sectoral emissions. Staying within a cumulative carbon dioxide emissions budget of 126 million tonnes (MtCO2) for the period of 2020 to 2100. A West Midlands target of net-zero emissions no later than 2041, with interim targets based on a 2018 baseline of 36% reduction by 2022, and 69% reduction by 2027, supported by the corresponding…

… The UK context • UK Climate Change Act 20083: this legislates a commitment to 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from 1990 levels, with five yearly carbon budgets to set actions and review progress. However, the level of these budgets is not aligned to the Paris Agreement. • Committee on Climate Change: This is the UK Government’s advisory body on climate change. They have…


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