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East Staffordshire Borough Council

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… a more sustainable future. 5. Glossary of terms Carbon Neutrality/ Net Zero – Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal. It is known as a net zero target because some emissions can remain if they are offset (i.e. by removal from the atmosphere and/or by trading in carbon…

… warming. 2.2. In June 2019, a new statutory target for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050 was introduced to end the UK’s contribution to global emissions. This, along with a government motion to declare a Climate Change Emergency in May 2019 has resulted in over 200 Local Authorities declaring a Climate Emergency with targets to become carbon neutral. 2.3. The current performance…

… on the state of global warming. It warned of the rapid and far reaching consequences of over 1.5 °C of warming and outlines that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. 3.3. The Climate Change Act 2008 required the UK to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050. In May 2019 a new target for net-zero greenhouse…


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