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South Holland District Council

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…. The purpose of this Climate Change Strategy is to provide direction around how to achieve a more sustainable future across South Holland, Boston and East Lindsey as we all work towards a shared net zero target. That must ensure an approach that balances economic, social and environmental considerations equally. It is heavily focused on mitigation - actions to reduce the impact of human activity…

… the findings of the IPCC and advising the UK Government to revise its long term 2050 carbon emissions. This saw a new target adopted to cut GHG emissions to net zero by 2050 with the UK Government becoming the first country to nationally declare a Climate Emergency in May 2019. As the UK prepared to host the COP26 climate summit in 2021, the UK’s sixth carbon budget set out the world’s most ambitious…

… Note 13, Imperial College London. 5 DRAFT CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY The Local Picture It is important to try and translate all that is happening at a national and global scale into meaningful action at a local level. In Lincolnshire, while all local authorities are moving at different paces, there is a shared common goal to not only achieve net zero

… Climate Change presents. These are: • Don’t waste anything - working toward a circular economy • Consider wider opportunities - working in partnership to share funding, experience and networks and prevent duplication of effort. • Take responsibility and pride - to cherish, protect and improve the county we have many reasons to be proud of Net Zero defined Many different terms are often associated…

… with reducing emissions but it is important to understand the distinctions between them. Achieving net zero emissions means to pursue an ambitious 1.5°C aligned science-based target for full value chain emissions i.e. Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. Where any residual emissions remain these can be offset with certified Greenhouse Gas removal mechanisms such as tree planting or carbon capture technology…


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