Research has reportedly shown that people from Cornwall and the South West have the ‘dirtiest’ carbon footprints. Cornwall Live reported on research led by Diana Ivanova and a talk from leading climate scientist Professor Valérie Masson-Delmotte in Exter, who was meeting with other lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) report.

“Prof Masson-Delmotte […] said the South West’s relatively large population of older and more affluent people tended to live in bigger houses with fewer people in each household, and to have higher levels of consumption.”

The meeting was hosted by University of Exeter, and will see 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries come together to discuss a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, commissioned at Paris COP21 in 2015.

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