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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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… such as oil, gas and coal, have caused global temperatures to rise by almost 1°C above pre- industrial levels. This degree of difference is causing more extreme weather events and sea level rises worldwide, putting people and the environment at risk. In 2015 world nations, including the UK, signed up to the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and make every effort…

… into the atmosphere. The UK is also a net importer of emissions from other countries that produce food, goods and services on our behalf, increasing each person’s emissions by at least 50%. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has long been aware of climate change and taken steps to cut emissions and adapt to more extreme weather. But, the consequences of global temperature rising above 1.5°C are so severe…

… sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events such as heat waves, drought, extreme rainfall, and coastal flooding. The main threats are: • Flooding risks to communities, businesses and infrastructure; • Risks to health, well-being and productivity from high temperatures; • Risk of shortages in the water supply for people agriculture and industry; • Risks to wildlife and habitats…

…. Having a strategy and action plan is essential to ensure the Council is prepared and resilient to the impacts of the changing climate, i.e. more extreme weather events such as flooding and heat waves. 2021/22 Strategic Growth & Planning Policy Manager NQ CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN | 19…

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