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Newport City Council

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…. We are facing very challenging times in local government, with decreasing budgets and increasing demands for services which are being addressed within a weak economy at national and local level. The need has never been greater to improve operational efficiency and financial performance. Investing in carbon reduction schemes will deliver long-term sustainable savings while also improving…

… compared to 1990 levels by 2050 As above, brought into UK law. Amended in June 2019 to net carbon neutral by 2050. UK Act, brought into Welsh law, amendment to 95% reduction planned Welsh Government Ambitions 70% electricity consumption from Welsh renewable energy sources by 2030 Public sector to be carbon neutral by 2030 Kyoto Protocol 1997 Paris Climate…

… Agreement 2016 The Environment Act Wales (2016) legislates for an 80 per cent reduction in emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 as a minimum requirement. In June 2019, the Welsh Government announced plans to increase this target to a 95 per cent reduction by 2050. These national targets will driver local and organisational targets. The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015…

…. The organisation already purchases 100 per cent renewable electricity and, as laid out below, is considering options to reduce usage and generate more of its own electricity, as well as using renewable energy to power its vehicles. The council is guided by the ambition from the Welsh Government for the Welsh public sector to be net carbon neutral by 2030 and is working within the context…

… such as reducing business travel and supporting active travel will make a contribution towards decarbonisation. Welsh Government is expected to drive improvements in the supply chain through procurement policy. The Welsh Government’s support for the public sector to decarbonise is currently focused on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. The council’s carbon management plan 2018-2022 is also focused…

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