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Sevenoaks District Council

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… efforts to minimise climate change are generally recognised to have substantively begun in 2015 with the Paris Agreement, which led to the October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The history is summarised in the following extract from the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, ‘Legislating for net zero’ (reproduced under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0). “The UK…

… is a Party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has signed and ratified the Paris Agreement: an international agreement on climate change. The key aim of the Paris Agreement is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. The Agreement also included a widely…

…- acknowledged net zero global greenhouse gas emissions aim for the second half of this century. “Following the Paris Agreement, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a Special Report in October 2018 which found that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is possible but would require unprecedented “rapid and far reaching” changes in all aspects of society, including a need…


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