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St Albans City and District Council

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… to declare a Climate Emergency and do everything we can to reduce St Albans District carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. Climate change is already happening; we can no longer continue ‘business as usual’. In May 2019 the UK parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate emergency. The government has committed to reducing emissions to net zero by 2050. As a country we will all need…

… states that ‘climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth are projected to increase with global warming of 1.5C and increase further with 2C’. Achieving ‘net zero’ means there is a balance between the emissions produced and the emissions taken out of the atmosphere. Under a net zero emissions scenario we reduce emissions

… that it wouldn’t have happened otherwise? The way to guard against this is (i) to only offset what you cannot reduce, and (ii) to use offsetting schemes that meet strict quality standards such as the ‘Gold Standard’. Offsets which meet Government criteria can be included within the Council’s greenhouse gas emissions report. Reductions can be noted as part of the net CO2 figure. The gross figure would still…

… the gases against the ‘equivalent warming potential of CO2’. Page 12 Page 13 Where are we now? We first set emissions reduction targets in 2008/09, when total emissions from Council buildings, transport and our largest directly…

… subcontracted services were 7,171 tCO2 e/yr. Since 2008/09 we have steadily reduced emissions from our energy and Council business mileage. In 2018/19, the most recent year for which data is available, total emissions were 4,191 tCO2. This represents a reduction of 42% in ten years. Scope 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 Total gross emissions 7,171 7,229 6,701 5,704 6,362…


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