Gosport Borough - reducing emissions
The Tyndall Centre has calculated that for Gosport to contribute its fair share to the goal of limiting global warming to 2°C with a chance of staying below 1.5°C, Gosport's CO2 emissions1 between 2020 and 2100 must be no greater than 1.5 MtCO2. This 80‑year carbon budget represents just over seven times the emissions generated in 2019.
The Tyndall Centre has also calculated that to stay within the carbon budget, Gosport needs to decrease CO2 emissions by 12.6% every year from 2020, as shown below. This implies a 78% reduction by 2030 and a 94% reduction by 2040, compared to 2019 levels. The Council will work to encourage and enable reduction of emissions and report annually on the area's progress compared to this recommended pathway, indicating if the Borough is on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
The areas that are likely to contribute the most to scope 3 emissions will also be addressed: consumption of goods and food produced outside Gosport.
The key ambitions that the Council will contribute to realising in each priority area are set out below.
Once major emission sources have been addressed, action for non-priority areas will be reflected in this Strategy although if opportunities arise, actions will be included sooner (e.g. helping businesses to access decarbonisation grants or loans).
(< 3 years)
(3 to 10 years)
(> 10 years)
|P5: Domestic emissions|
|P6: Transport emissions|
|P7: Emissions from consumption||-|
- ⇧ This only includes Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
- ⇧ This aligns with the Climate Change Committee's recommendation for the number of heat pumps that will need to be fitted across the UK by 2030.
- ⇧ This aligns with the Government's target for all homes in the UK to have an EPC rating of least C by 2035.
- ⇧ This aligns with the Climate Change Committee's target for the number of public charging points that will be needed across the UK by 2030.
- ⇧ This aligns with the Climate Change Committee's recommendation for the proportion of waste reused, recycled or composted across the UK.