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The UK's Five Point Climate Action Plan

Date posted: Thursday, 2nd July 2009

The government has released a new five point plan and timetable for its climate change strategy...

In summary the UK's five point climate action plan covers

1. Protecting the public from immediate risk  - including flood protection, developing a heat wave plan in the NHS and coastal erosion.

2. Preparing for the future - some climate changes is already inevitable, so this includes building climate risk into decision making such as how we build houses and infrastructure, manage water and farming practicies.

3. Limiting the severity of future climate change through a new international climate agreement - aiming to limit global temperature increases to less than two degrees by ensuring global emissions start to fall within the next 10 years.

4. Building a low carbon UK - with the legally binding carbon budgets to cut UK emissions by 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

5. Supporting individuals, communities and businesses to play their part - building on the 'Act on C02' information campaign.

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive”.
Albert Einstein.
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