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Forest of Dean District Council

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…/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk/media/hgwfypbv/corporate-plan-2019-to-2023.pdf mailto:climate.action@fdean.gov.uk https://www.fdean.gov.uk/environment/climate-action/ Forest of Dean District Council Page 4 of 68 www.fdean.gov.uk 18 January 2023 www.fdean.gov.uk Executive Summary The 2015 Paris Agreement set a goal of holding the increase in the global…

… a breakthrough by reaching the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. The Agreement stated the aim to “hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C”. Global heating is already over 1°C. The UK has consistently been a global…

… do not come close to the level of emissions reduction required to achieve the limits set in the Paris Agreement (Figure 1). If emissions are reduced in line with stated commitments, it would lead to global heating of around 1.9°C - 3°C by 2100. Heating above 2°C is widely agreed by scientists as likely to lead to significant and potentially catastrophic changes to the planet. In December…

… of damage to ecosystems (species loss, extinction and ecosystems services vital to humans), and extreme weather events (heat extremes, heavy precipitation, droughts). The report also showed that risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply and economic growth are projected to increase with global heating of 1.5°C and increase further with 2°C. Figure 1: Paris Agreement likely…

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