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Sunderland City Council

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… Sunderland to help us achieve our goals.” James Ramsbotham CEO North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “Climate change is a global emergency, working with our members we will ensure that sustainability is at the heart of our recovery plans for the North East, helping to create new jobs and opportunities for the region. We commit to working collectively to deliver on our net zero

… to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it even further to 1.5°C. The UK government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The Greenhouse Effect: When sunlight reaches the Earth, some of the energy is absorbed on the surface and re-radiated as infrared energy that we call heat. This goes…

… catastrophic. It warned that there are 12 years to take the serious action required to avert this crisis and avoid the worst impacts. The UK Climate Change Act now legislates for a commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The 2019 amended UK Climate Change Act commits the UK to at least a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 from 1990 levels on the basis…

… that the UK’s would become net zero’ by this point. This is not the same as zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Figure 1: Climate change in Sunderland Climate change will affect different people and places unevenly, and so is likely to lead to further inequalities globally as well as between people living in Sunderland and between current and future generations, so creating injustice…


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