Taking action to limit global warming.
To stay below the temperature limits of 1.5 Degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as stipulated in the Paris Agreement, requires immediate and drastic action globally.
This goal focuses on:
- Accelerating the phase-out of coal
- Curtailing deforestation
- The switch to electric vehicles
- Investment in renewable energy
Councils leading the way
Oxford City Council introduced the country's first zero emission zone after finding breaches of local air pollution levels. In the video below Mai Jarvis, Environmental Quality Leader at Oxford City Council, explains how this was achieved and what the impact has been since the introduction of the zone:
What the experts say
Stephen Joseph from the University of Hertfordshire talks about the key role of councils in helping people move to less carbon intensive transport, and reshaping their local planning accordingly.