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Richmondshire District Council

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… citizens, climate science and solutions experts, businesses, and other relevant parties) will be convened to develop a Climate Change Action Plan to help the Council achieve its environment and climate goals; • The Council will call on the UK Government to provide the powers and financial resources required to address the emergency. What do the Council’s carbon emissions look like now? Data…

… of carbon emissions in Richmondshire. e) influence and inspire partners across the district, county and region to contribute to achieving the Council’s environment and climate goals. f) lobby the UK Government either on its own or in collaboration with others to provide the financial resources and powers required to tackle the barriers to achieving this Plan’s overall aim. The Climate Change…

… commitments (see Figure 2.1) which together with other appropriate projects and activities, have been brought together in this Action Plan. Since the Council declared a climate emergency, momentum for taking action has built. For example, by the end of June 2021, the Government will have set in law a UK target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% from their 1990 levels by 2035, and later in 2021…

…, the Government will host COP26, the international conference on climate change. At the sub- regional level, the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership has set out its ambition for the area to be carbon neutral by 2034, and organisations active within the District, such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Yorkshire Water have made their own declarations and action plans. Also…

… and activities that were made as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite significant changes that may otherwise have taken several years to implement, such as the shift to home working, the figures indicate that this has had an impact of less than 1% on the Council’s overall measurable carbon emissions. In comparison, the latest Government statistics (for 2019) estimate that the net carbon emissions…

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