Climate change is a huge issue facing this planet and is predicted to result in rising sea levels, warming seas and more frequent weather extremes. The climate is changing quickly as a result of the planet warming up with scientists believing that this is a result of too much greenhouse gas (carbon) being released into the atmosphere.
By reducing the amount of carbon that is emitted, it is hoped that we can slow the warming up of the planet and the associated issues of climate change. The UK government has set a legally binding target for the UK to achieve “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The potential impact of climate change on the harbour has been considered by a sub-committee of MHT with assistance from University of Plymouth, MARINEi and CATAPULT. This work is ongoing but our policy on climate change is set out in the ABOUT section of our website.