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Best practice: Wirral Council's emission reduction trajectory
Wirral is a borough in the north-west of England. In December 2019, its council finalised and published its carbon reduction strategy .
It made use of the Tyndall Centre's carbon reduction trajectory tool which allocates the remaining 420 billion tonnes CO2 budget under the Paris Agreement according to a "fair" (equal per capita) method .
This gives Wirral's trajectory of 13.4% reduction per year as an exponential decline, which is mathematically equivalent to halving every 5 years.
First published: Feb 2020
Last updated: 17 Feb 2020