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Inverclyde Council

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… Plans set reduction targets for each of the sources but since carbon is significantly more heavily weighted against some sources, this Plan has adopted a single overall target. The target set for reducing the Council’s carbon emissions is 16% by 2021/22 from a 2007/08 baseline. The Scottish Government proposes very high national targets with respect to climate change mitigation. The targets involve…

… the public sector which is expected to take the lead in tackling climate change. For example, in its draft Climate Change Plan, the Scottish Government has set a target for 94% of non-domestic buildings to have heating and cooling supplied by low carbon technologies. Moreover, the Scottish Government proposes that a statutory duty be placed on local authorities to develop ‘Local Heat and Energy…

… that the Council regards its obligation to address its impacts on climate change as continuous. Since the last Carbon Management Plan was prepared in 2012, there have been a number of international and domestic policy changes with respect to climate change. In particular, there is the UN Paris Agreement and the subsequent Scottish Government Climate Change Plan and Climate Change Bill. Moreover, the Scottish

… target of 80% by 2050 with an interim target of 42% by 2020 from a 1990 baseline. The most recent Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data covering the year 2014 showed that Scotland had achieved a 45.8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, thereby exceeding the interim target. In response to the above, the Scottish Government decided to prepare a new Climate Change Plan setting out new greenhouse…

… gas emissions targets for Scotland for the period 2017 – 2032. The new national target is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 66% by 2032 from a 1990 baseline. Incorporated within this are targets and ambitions for sectors of the economy that have significant impacts on climate change. The Scottish Government considers the public sector, and in particular local government, as having a major…


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