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Aberdeen City Council

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… for the public sector on reducing emissions, adapting to climate change and reporting annually on progress. The introduction of a net zero target by 2045 by Scottish Government has required a strengthening of ambition to address climate change across the public sector. 2.2 Key drivers Global ♦ The 2015 Paris Agreement sets a global commitment to limit global warming to 1.5oC…

…. ♦ An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report in 2018 highlighted the need for rapid and far reaching change to reach this target. The UN Climate Conference COP26 is planned to take place in Glasgow in 2021 and aims to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. ♦ Climate Action is one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging urgent action…

… targets - adapting to help deliver the national adaptation programme - acting sustainably ♦ The Committee on Climate Change report 2019, Net Zero: the UK Government Committee contribution to stopping global warming, was produced in response to a request to reassess the UK’s long- term emissions targets. It stated net-zero is necessary, to meet UK commitments as a signatory of the Paris

Agreement. ♦ The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) Act 2019 has amended greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, with a Scottish Government target to reduce Scotland’s greenhouse gases emissions to net-zero* by 2045 at the latest. With interim reduction targets: - 56% below the baseline by 2020 - 75% below the baseline by 2030 - 90% below…


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