Isle of Wight Council

Energy Management

Reducing our Carbon Emissions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential. This will help to prevent further increases in average global temperatures. It will also help avoid any extreme impacts of climate change.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most abundant greenhouse gas. This means that more CO2 is emitted than any other greenhouse gas. It is mostly emitted from burning fossil fuels, like oil, gas, and coal. There are also several other types of greenhouse gases. These come from other activities including agriculture and waste disposal. The UK has a legally binding agreement to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 under the 2008 Climate Change Act Climate Change Act 2008 ( This means that we will reduce emissions as far as we can by 2050, and any emissions that are still emitted will be removed from the atmosphere by activities such as planting new trees.

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