The Climate Change Act sets a challenging requirement of reducing the footprint further so that UK plc achieves 34% by 2020 and 80% reduction by 2050 – a government ambition that has been adopted as part of the Sustainable Development Strategy.

The graph [above] shows the carbon trajectories since 1990 with forecast emissions to 2050 (blue line) and the Climate Change Act targets requirements (orange line).

The graph also depicts a forecast of factors contributing to the carbon calculations. These have been split into two: Global and national actions and Health sector actions.. However, as shown by the white section there is a gap predicted and more opportunities will need to be identified in the future to reach the Climate Change Act targets shown by the orange line.