• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

  • 2022418.56ppm

  • 2023421.08ppm


Kent Pension Fund commits to net zero by 2050

Kent Pension Fund has adopted a net zero target by 2050 and committed to allocate 15% of its portfolio to sustainable investment assets by 2030.

At its latest committee meeting, the £7.8bn Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund outlined a policy package to address climate risk, including a target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and interim emission reduction goals.

Commenting on the initiative, chairman of the Kent Pension Fund Committee, Charlie Simkins, said: “Climate risk is paramount for long term investors like the Kent Pension Fund. In setting a formal net zero target and related measures, we are facing the challenge head on."

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According to the package, Kent Pension Fund will target a 43% reduction in emissions arising from its equity investments by 2030, and a 69% reduction by 2040.

In addition, the fund will target a 15% allocation to sustainable investment assets by 2030. This is in recognition that a reduction of the fund's portfolio emissions must result from real-world decarbonisation, the pension fund explained.

The net zero package is aligned with limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C, as assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Kent Pension Fund is part of the LGPS pool ACCESS, which has assets of around £35bn and recently launched two global timberland mandates.

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