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Net Zero 2050

The target for net zero 2050 comes from the Paris Agreement in 2015.

The Paris Agreement became legally binding the following year and has been signed by 192 countries plus the European Union so far. It states that climate change will be limited to no more than 2 degrees Celsius and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius on pre-industrial levels. Read more about the Paris Agreement on the UN website (opens new window).

Why is this important? Well, scientists agree that if average global temperatures exceed a 2 degrees Celsius rise then this will make life on Earth very difficult for the majority of species of plants and animals, including humans. 

Swansea Council takes this target very seriously. We know we need to lead by example and have been working hard to meet our own internal target of net zero emissions by 2030. We, in Swansea have a long way to go to reach net zero 2050 and we can only do it if we work together.

Ways to save energy

Home energy contributes 53 - 57% of a household's carbon emissions every year. Since 2004 energy costs have more than doubled.

Ways to help nature

This has been designed to highlight some of the simple things we can all do to help nature recovery.

Our environmental partners

We have partners who work with us to deliver environmental projects throughout Swansea.

Ways to save water

Water covers about 71% of the earth's surface. 97% of the earth's water is found in the oceans (too salty for drinking, growing crops, and most industrial uses except cooling). 3% of the earth's water is fresh.
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