More than a third of English councils support policies that could increase carbon emissions despite having declared a “climate emergency”, BBC research suggests. Road building and airport expansion are among examples provided by 45 out of 121 questionnaire respondents who say they have passed climate motions. Environmentalists say the findings reveal “inconsistencies” in approach. Local leaders insist they are taking action but need more funding. Between March and June the BBC surveyed all 149 top tier councils in England, of which 136 responded.
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Leeds: City On A Mission: BBC Radio 5 Live has launched a year-long project to ask one of the most pressing questions of our time: how does a major city reduce its carbon emissions? The station is following the city of Leeds which has committed to reduce the city’s direct emissions to net-zero by 2030. Net zero means reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as much as possible and then balancing out the rest by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere – with things like planting trees. ‘Leeds: City On A Mission’ aims to show what a net zero economy could really mean for people’s homes, work, travel, diet and leisure time.
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