Building a Low-Carbon Economy - the UK's Contribution to Tackling Climate Change
- Committee on Climate Change
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The inaugural report from the new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) offers independent and expert analysis of current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and the steps that the United Kingdom (UK) will need to take in order to significantly reduce emissions and tackle climate change. The report advises on the levels of the first three carbon budgets from 2008-2022 and what the long-term climate reduction target should be to 2050.
This report caters for the growing number of people interested in the UK's efforts to tackle climate change as the UK moves towards a low-carbon economy. It contains the latest analysis of current scientific and economic thinking on climate change and sets out a model for how the UK can reduce its emissions and contribute towards global emission reduction targets. It also assesses the benefits and costs to the UK economy.
Essential information from the CCC - the body responsible for advising on the UK's carbon budgets, on carbon emissions and necessary reductions to meet the 2050 budget - includes:
Breakdown of the 2050 target and how this can be reached.
Analyses all sectors of the UK economy to advise on how the first three carbon budgets should be set for 2008-2022.
In-depth research on the opportunities and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Review of the carbon market and prices.
Appraisal of building and industrial processes and road and rail transport with a view to energy efficiency and renewable fuel.
Insight into decarbonising electricity.
Assessment of the need to extend the carbon budget framework, covering aviation, shipping, agriculture, waste and industry.
Opens up wider economic and social considerations including challenges and opportunities and fiscal and fuel poverty implications.
Insightful summary of issues covered and final recommendations.
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