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Westminster City Council

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… 1 Co-creating a climate action plan for a zero carbon city Summary 2 3 Notes Net zero is the balance between the emissions we produce and those we remove through emission saving activities and carbon offsetting. We will achieve net zero when the amount of emissions we produce is equal to or less than those we take away. CLIMATE CHANGE…

… to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. To achieve this, global emissions must reach net zero by 2050. Westminster City Council declared a climate emergency in September 2019 and committed to achieving net zero carbon emission from council operations by 2030 and across the city by 2040. The ambitious level of change required…

… that is prepared for extreme weather. Net zero carbon emissions from council sources by 2030 Net zero carbon emissions city-wide by 2040 4 5 EMISSION SOURCES Across the city, we produced 2.2 million tonnes of CO 2 e in 2017, the highest level of emissions per local authority in London. Most of these were from buildings, with around 71% from offices, shops, restaurants and public…

… buildings and 15% from homes. A further 11% of emissions come from transport. Council emissions The council generated almost 45,000 tonnes of carbon from our buildings and activities in 2018. We need to reduce our emissions by 8.3% each year to achieve our target of net zero by 2030. Our largest source of emissions is the Pimlico District Heating Undertaking which accounts for 37.4% of all…

… themes: people and communities; organisations and economy; buildings and energy and movement and places. We are inviting your feedback on these draft recommendations as well as your priorities and ideas for action to create a climate emergency action plan. Our vision is to work in partnership with everyone who lives, works or studies in Westminster to achieve a net zero carbon city by 2040…

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