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Liverpool becomes first UK city to commit to Paris climate agreement

By Robyn Vinter

28 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

With Eurovision 2023 just around the corner, the hosting city, Liverpool, has announced it will only issue licences for concerts and festivals that agree to help reduce emissions by 50%.

The Eurovision host Liverpool has become the first city in the UK to commit to the Paris agreement for major live events.

The city will issue licences for only those concerts and festivals that agree to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to help meet climate goals, including using a proportion of renewable energy to power the festival and reducing the number of cars visitors take to events.

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