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Maidstone Borough Council

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… signifcantly when the temperature increase was more than 1.5°C. The report explained how limiting global warming to 1.5°C required emissions of carbon dioxide to be reduced by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050. This led to the United Nations Paris Agreement where countries agreed to work towards holding the increase in global temperatures to well below 2°C and to aim…

… to the Paris Agreement to commit the Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. The Committee on Climate Change will provide future carbon budgets, and guidance, to meet this new target. In May 2020 the Committee on Climate Change set out key measures which will give economic, social and environmental benefts when rebuilding the nation after the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in a letter…

… Dioxide Emissions by sector, (BEIS 2020) The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research brings science and engineering researchers together to develop sustainable responses to climate change. They developed a tool to show how much carbon emissions must reduce to meet the commitments agreed in the Paris Agreement. This carbon budget provides a ‘likely’ chance of staying below 2°C 0 20 40 60…


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