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Isle of Wight Council

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… average temperatures is likely to cause far greater harm to the global environment and economy than if we can limit global warming to 1.5°c. The report found that emissions globally must be reduced by at least 45% by 2030 (from a 2010 baseline) to meet the 1.5°c target. Governments, businesses, and communities globally must cooperate to reach this goal. In August 2021, further research…

… of writing, the UK was in its third carbon budget period and has set out up to its sixth carbon budget in line with the Paris Agreement. The Climate Change Committee has found that although the UK is currently on track to meet its third budget, it is not on track to meet either its fourth or fifth budgets, which will run from 2023-2027 and 2028-2032 respectively5. However, the UK

government agreed in 2021 to pass into law a target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 (from its 1990 baseline6), so the UK now has among the most ambitious targets in the world. In response to 2018’s IPCC report and the increase in public calls for climate action following publication of the report, Isle of Wight Council (‘the council’) declared a climate emergency in July 20197 and stated…


… of decarbonisation will, in general, be considerable, although net long-term savings may be achieved in some areas (for example, electric vehicles are generally more expensive to purchase as of 2021, but owners are likely to achieve long-term savings on fuel). While there is funding becoming available for various projects, both from central government and from other organisations, the majority…


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