COP26: Worst CO2 pollution in UK found in Slough (outside of London)

Slough emitted the most CO2 in the country outside of London, according to the most recent Government figures.

The town produced 23.1 kilotonnes per kilometre squared, the equivalent size of 23,100 hot air balloons.

Since 2005, ZO2 emissions have reduced in Slough by just 18 per cent, the 11th smallest reduction in the UK.

The news comes as world leaders gathered in Glasgow for the 26th Conference of the Parties (Cop26).

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Today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said the private sector needs to step up in the fight against climate change.

He announced that financial institutions controlling 40 per cent of global assets would align themselves to the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C limit for global warming.

In total, 450 institutions have signed up to the so-called Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (Gfanz), an organisation led by the former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

“The 130 trillion dollars that the Chancellor announced is more than is needed for the net-zero transition globally,” Mr Carney said on Wednesday.

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He added: “What you’re hearing today is that the money is here, but that money needs net-zero aligned projects.”

“The 130 trillion dollars that the Chancellor announced is more than is needed for the net-zero transition globally,” Mr Carney said on Wednesday.

He added: “What you’re hearing today is that the money is here, but that money needs net-zero aligned projects.”

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