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…, within the lifetime of people alive today we are heading for a world which can support significantly fewer people. Such is the climate and ecological emergency2. The younger generation is leading mass calls for real action, and we owe it to them, and to ourselves, to listen. We must actively cut our emissions each year until we achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Across Fife there has also…

… because of a collective failure to act. Despite nearly three decades of climate change negotiations and international commitments such as the Kyoto Protocol, greenhouse gases continue to increase by 1.5% per year. In May 2019, The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a landmark report (Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to global warming) which recommend that a 100% reduction in greenhouse…

… gas emissions (GHG) should be legislated by the UK Government “as soon as possible”. The report states that this net-zero target could be achieved at the same cost that is currently put against achieving the current Climate Change Act, which is between 1-2% of GDP in 2050. Responding to the climate emergency will require collective action, in every community around the world on an enormous…

… management level Launch and begin implementing Fife Council Carbon Management Plan Deliver projects within the revised Carbon Management Plan (2020) to reduce Fife Council’s carbon emissions, including decarbonising fleet, energy efficiency, renewables development and updating design approaches. Carbon reduction in line with Scottish Government and Climate Emergency targets of 75% by 2030 net zero


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