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Worcestershire County Council

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… Worcestershire County Council Net Zero Carbon Plan Worcestershire County Council Net Zero Carbon Plan 2020 1 Contents Introduction 3 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5 Why Net Zero Carbon? 6 Climate Change and the IPCC Special Report 6 The ability of WCC to achieve net zero carbon emissions…

… Worcestershire Energy Strategy 25 Adaptation to Climate Change 26 Annex 1 29 Net Zero Carbon Two Year Action Plan 2020-2022 29 Longer Term Net Zero Carbon Proposals: 40 Annex 2 44 Forecasted reduction in carbon intensity of UK electricity generation 44 Annex 3 46 WCC Carbon Reduction to Date and Projected 46 Worcestershire County Council - Net Zero Carbon Plan 2 Introduction 1 Net zero

…), including methane), that have the property of absorbing infrared radiation (net heat energy) emitted from Earth’s surface and reradiating it back to Earth’s surface, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect. This Net Zero Carbon Plan1 focuses on cutting Worcestershire County Council’s (WCC) own carbon emissions2. Through its own operations, WCC emits at least 1.5% of Worcestershire’s total emissions…

… first countywide climate change strategies in 2002, agreeing with partners to set and work towards what were then ambitious targets for countywide carbon emissions reduction, and adaptation to climatic change. The council was awarded Beacon Council status for its work in 2008/9. Worcestershire County Council - Net Zero Carbon Plan 3…

…. As such, WCC is aware that some targets may be met sooner than anticipated, whilst others might become more difficult. Everyone in the council has a role to play in achieving net zero emissions, from deciding if and how to travel for work, to factoring carbon reduction into service planning and project development. Worcestershire County Council - Net Zero Carbon Plan 4 http…


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