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London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

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… target for the UK of 100% by 2050. In April 2021 the UK government also announced an interim target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 78% by 2035, as part of its contribution to the international Paris Climate Agreement9. The UK’s statutory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) monitors and advises on progress, measured against legally binding five-year ‘carbon budgets’: a maximum amount…

… of greenhouse gases the UK should emit on its way to net zero. They have assessed that the government’s current planned policies are not enough to meet these commitments10. The UK is not alone in setting aggressive emissions reduction targets – almost every other large emitter has done so, including China and the United States. H&F acts H&F has taken action to protect our environment over…

… just, environmentally safe society. Achieving a net zero borough presents a vast challenge, not least the projected £2bn investment required locally. This will require concerted action not just by the council but also by central government to bring forward much greater funding, bolder policy, and powers for local authorities; and by our residents, businesses, and organisations to take up…

… investment in excess of £2 billion, for which investment will be needed from government, businesses and residents. Some of these costs will be defrayed through resulting efficiencies; the net cost to decarbonise the UK is projected to be less than 1% of GDP16. Some investment will result in operational savings: more energy efficient buildings and lower running costs of electric vehicles offer…

…. Innovative financing and purchasing models will be explored to help deliver these actions and drive down the cost. Opportunities to achieve an income from carbon reduction will be sought to sow back into climate action. The council will continue to explore ways to subsidise these investments, including applying for grants from government and other sources, and lobbying for further support alongside its…

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