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Uttlesford District Council

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… 2008 with a binding target of ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050. In 2020 the Government introduced the draft Environment Bill 2020 settings out some of the policy changes that the government is seeking to make to support the UK’s climate change objectives. It is expected to be published in late 2021. The Council declared a Climate Change and Ecology Emergency and committed to achieving net-zero

… us increase global resilience and reach our target of Net Zero CO2 by 2030. Climate and Ecological Emergency Motion In 2019 Uttlesford District Council declared a climate and ecological emergency. Council resolves: 1. To declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency, acting now to prevent a climate and ecological catastrophe that will greatly impact our children, grandchildren…

… and future generations 2. To commit to achieving net-zero carbon status by 2030 and protecting and enhancing bio-diversity by: • delegating the Cabinet Member for Environment and Green Issues to establish an Energy and Climate Change Working Group of Cabinet • working collaboratively across the Council and engaging with individuals, community groups, businesses and other…

… District Wide CO2 Emissions The Government produces area based CO2 emissions data. This assessment shows that in Uttlesford district in order to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 there would need to be a reduction of 576Kilo Tonnes CO2. This is based on 105 Industry and commerce, 12 Agriculture, 142 Residential and 317 Transport. Stansted Airport is our largest CO2 emitter at c. 1.5m tonnes…

… credits generated from carbon sequestration (e.g. following tree planting or land use activities) whilst also assisting local firms with unavoidable emissions to achieve net zero. As a waste collection authority, our role in the reduce, reuse and recycling of materials gives us the opportunity to support consumers and businesses to make better choices about their purchasing and disposal…


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