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Climate change: Paris Agreement extended to Isle of Man

A landmark international treaty on climate change has been formally extended to the Isle of Man.

The Paris Agreement has been agreed by 195 countries to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

The move means the Isle of Man’s climate action will contribute to the UK’s commitment to reduce its emissions by at least 68% on 1990 levels, by 2030.

The intention to extend the Paris Agreement to the Isle of Man was announced at COP26 in Glasgow by former Climate Minister Greg Hands, after a full review of the Island’s plans to reach net zero by 2050.

Following a formal request from Chief Minister Alf Cannan, the letter of extension to the Isle of Man has now been signed by the UK Foreign Secretary and deposited to the United Nations, which finalises the process.

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