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Climate change and inequality
In A Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for York, Professor Andy Gouldson estimated York’s share of the remaining carbon budget for 1.5°C. It was 48 tonnes CO2e per person from the beginning of 2020.
The remaining carbon budget is the amount of greenhouse gases, that humanity can emit while still having a chance to contain global warming within 1.5°C compared with preindustrial levels, as advocated by the Paris Agreement.
Over recent decades, large increases in property prices have given considerable wealth to house owners. Many of these are affluent people in affluent areas. The less affluent in less affluent areas are paying more rent.
If the World were like York people we’d need three Earths
A recent report compiled by John Barratt of the Stockholm Institute for Planet York says that an average York resident has an individual green footprint of 6.91 hectares. This report gives a “fair earthshare” footprint as 2.1 hectares so if everybody on Earth lived as the residents of York, we would need three planets like Earth.