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Uttlesford District Council

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… set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act to reduce carbon emissions by 80% from 1990 by 2050. In 2015 the UK government joined 195 others from around the world and signed the Paris Agreement. The Agreement legally ratified a commitment to prevent average global temperature increasing by no more than 1.5 °C. In addition to the global agreement, the UK Government amended the Climate Change Act…

…. With national Government policy once again favourable of stronger carbon neutral and climate resilient standards being set for new developments by individual local planning authorities, it will be important to engage with housing developers as well as making households and businesses across the district aware of what can be expected from modern construction and planning considerations. We must engage…

… 2008 with a binding target of ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050. In 2020 the Government introduced the draft Environment Bill 2020 settings out some of the policy changes that the government is seeking to make to support the UK’s climate change objectives. It is expected to be published in late 2021. The Council declared a Climate Change and Ecology Emergency and committed to achieving net-zero…

… partners in the district, including young people who should have a voice to help shape our future • lobbying Central Government to urgently provide funding and implement necessary policy changes • producing a bold plan of action that is realistic, measurable and deliverable • ensuring significant progress has been made to deliver the action plan by April 2023…

… District Wide CO2 Emissions The Government produces area based CO2 emissions data. This assessment shows that in Uttlesford district in order to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 there would need to be a reduction of 576Kilo Tonnes CO2. This is based on 105 Industry and commerce, 12 Agriculture, 142 Residential and 317 Transport. Stansted Airport is our largest CO2 emitter at c. 1.5m tonnes…

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