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Towards a 2°C future: emission reduction scenarios for Wales

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We have a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3% per year in areas of devolved competence.
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This research explores the implications of annual emission reductions beyond the 3% already pledged.

It was informed by wide academic debate on the need to limit temperature rise to a maximum 2°C to avoid dangerous climate change.

The main objectives of the project included:

  • gaining a better understanding of the implications of different emission reduction scenarios for people, communities and organisations in Wales; and
  • identifying, for key sectors, the broad practical impact of these different scenarios and the type and scope of policy interventions, regulation and financial incentives and penalties that would be required.