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‘This report will change your life’: what zero emissions means for UK

Committee on Climate Change sets out how UK can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Airline emissions will need offsetting and no new home should be connected to the gas grid after 2025, the CCC said. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Published on The Guardian website on the 2nd May 2019

“Make no mistake, this report will change your life,” says Prof David Reay at the University of Edinburgh. “If the meticulous and robust expert advice here is heeded it will deliver a revolution in every facet of our lives, from how we power our homes and travel to work to the food we buy.”

The government’s official advisers the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said on Thursday that the UK’s net greenhouse gas emissions should fall to zero by 2050, emphasising that the transformation is necessary, affordable and desirable.

Setting the legally binding target, which has wide political support, will be the easy bit. But the scale of transformation needed to meet the target is enormous.

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Sir David Attenborough documentary, Climate Change - The Facts

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.

Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires.

They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.

Click here to watch the documentary on BBC iPlayer and is available for 30 days.

Havant FoE Talk, 27th March at 7pm with Maureen Thompson from international charity CAFOD

Havant Friends of the Earth will hosting a talk by Maureen Thompson from International Charity CAFOD, who will share her impressions of attending the UN climate change conference in December 2018 which was held in Poland.

This is the conference that warned the world it has 12 years to change its direction to avoid the worst effects of global climate change.

The meeting is open to non FoE members.

Date:
27th March 2019

Start Time:
7pm

Location:
The Wheelwright’s Arms
27 Emsworth Road
Havant
PO9 2SN