|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading|
|Policy Target:||Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Resilience / Adaptation|
|Agency:||Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy|
On 26 November 2008, the Climate Change Act became law. The Act aims to improve carbon management, help the transition toward a low-carbon economy, and demonstrate strong international UK leadership. Major provisions of the Act include the setting of legally binding targets, the establishment of a carbon budgeting system, and the creation of a Committee on Climate Change. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body designed to recommend targets, advise on the level of carbon budgets, as well as to monitor and report progress towards targets.
The UK set the first 4 carbon budgets in law, covering the period from 2008 to 2027. We have committed to halving UK emissions relative to 1990 during the fourth carbon budget period (2023 to 2027).
Each carbon budget is split into:
Specifically, the carbon budgets limit our greenhouse gas emissions to:
The Carbon Plan sets out our policies and proposals for meeting the first 4 carbon budgets and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-carbon-plan-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emissions--2
|Related policies:||Low Carbon Transition Plan|
Last modified: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:03:53 CEST