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Westminster City Council

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… global warming to well below Paris Climate Agreement (2015) net zero emissions by 2050 Sets legal targets for the UK to achieve UK Climate Change Act (amended 2019) Sets targets for Westminster City Council to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and for the City of Westminster to follow by 2040 Westminster Climate Emergency Declaration (2019) the United Nations Human Rights…

…, and 73% by 2040. The remaining proportion of emissions (around 600,000 tonnes) will be extremely challenging to eliminate without further innovation, national legislation, and support, and may need to be offset. Even our high ambition pathway exceeds the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research’s recommended carbon budget in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Achieving net zero 2040…

… below 2 degrees, and preferably to 1.5oC, compared to pre-industrial levels. In September 2019, Westminster City Council declared a climate emergency, setting a target for the City of Westminster to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 – ten years in advance of the Paris Agreement target. In August 2021, the IPCC’s latest assessment report3 confirmed that without immediate, rapid, and large-scale…


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