Closed petition Publish new carbon budgets linked to the Paris Agreement and Climate Change Act

In the light of the high court ruling of 26th February 2020 on the proposed expansion of Heathrow airport, the UK govt must now publish new carbon budgets, linked to its commitments under the Paris agreement and the 2008 climate change act.

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The high court judgement stated that govt “must include an explanation of how the policy set out in the statement takes account of Government policy relating to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change"

It made reference to relevant parts of the Paris agreement and other UK statutes

In my opinion, a carbon budget for infrastructure spending in the UK may now be required. Because all new projects are now open to challenge based on their inability to sit within carbon emission limits

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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions

MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
 
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
 
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MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.

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Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020.  

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