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Reading Borough Council

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… and the idea of a ‘just transition’ as a core principle • Ensuring the recovery does not ‘lock-in’ greenhouse gas emissions or increase risk • Strengthening incentives to reduce emissions when considering fiscal changes 10 15 The Committee subsequently elaborated on its advice to Government by setting out five clear…

reduced carbon emissions and contributed to ‘climate-positive’ behaviour. For example, the reduction in air traffic and commuting has reduced emissions and air quality has improved in many towns and cities, including Reading. Being confined to our homes has brought many of us a new appreciation of the importance of green spaces for health and wellbeing; it has also changed our patterns…

… binding emissions reduction targets supported by five yearly carbon budgets. As a result of the policies of successive UK Governments, emissions were 44% below 1990 levels in 2018 – heading in the right direction but not fast enough to meet some of our future carbon budgets. The UK’s first (2008-12) and second (2013-17) carbon budgets have been met and the UK is on track to meet the third (2018…

…-22) carbon budget. However, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which was established by the Government to monitor performance in this area, the UK is not currently on track to meet the fourth (2023-27) or fifth (2028-2032) carbon budgets. In May 20193, the CCC recommended a new emissions target for the UK of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to deliver…

… change action. The UK has the opportunity to continue its leadership and join other countries already pursuing net zero emissions targets. The UK has committed to act by signing the Paris Agreement. This provides many options for countries to collaborate to reduce their emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Scotland: Net Zero by 2045 UK: Net Zero greenhouse gas


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