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What we are doing
The ambitious vision of Birmingham has been clearly set out in:
- The Strategic Framework ‘Cutting CO2 for a Smarter Birmingham’ (June 2008),
- Sustainable Community Strategy; Birmingham 2026 (September 2008),
- 2015 Birmingham Declaration (December 2009)
- Council Plan 2010-13 (February 2010).
All these affirm the overarching commitment by the City Council and the BeBirmingham partnership for a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced in the City by 2026 based on 1990 figures. This is an accelerated commitment compared to the current government target which requires a 34% reduction by 2022 and an 80% reduction by 2050.
The City’s actions have been guided to date by the Local Area Agreement (LAA) which has adopted two National Indicator targets (NI 186 and NI 188). These are targets for the period 2008/11. These targets will be reviewed to enable more effective evaluation and monitoring arrangements on progress to be undertaken from 2011 onwards.
The Climate Change Action Plan will provide the framework for Birmingham to prepare its more detailed targets from April 2011 onwards.The Climate Change Committee ensures these targets stay on track.
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