Leicester, UK

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Interim Targets

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Description of Interim Target

“Leicester City Council already has targets in place for reducing both the carbon emissions of the council and of the whole city, and actively monitors progress towards these. These targets were very ambitious when they were set in 1994 and still go beyond those currently required by the UK Government. Leicester City Council is targeting a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from its own estate and operations by 2025, compared to a 2008/09 baseline. […] We also have a target of reducing CO2e emissions for the city of Leicester by 50% by 2025, from a 1990 baseline.” Targets from Sustainability Action Plan 2016-19, which was the precursor to Climate Emergency Strategy 2020-23. https://cabinet.leicester.gov.uk/documents/s99926/Executive%20Decision%20Report%20Declaration%20of%20Climate%20Emergency.pdf There is indication on the website summary that this interim target has already been achieved as of Sep 2021: ” City-wide carbon emissions have already halved from their 1990 levels and the council’s own emissions have decreased by a similar amount in the past decade.”

  • Interim Target Baseline Year: 1990
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Target year: 2050
Type of Pledge: Net-Zero
Scope emissions: Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3