Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of the Environment, Transport, and the Region (DETR)


The UK Climate Change Programme was adopted in 2000. The programme contained a broad package of policies and measures across all sectors of the economy from transport to agriculture. The programme estimated that the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 23% below 1990 levels by 2010. The package comprised policies such as: the climate change levy package, including climate change agreements; a new Carbon Trust programme to accelerate the take-up of cost-effective, low-carbon technologies; support of GBP 30 million for a domestic emissions trading scheme; targets to deliver 10% of the UK’s electricity supply from renewable sources of energy and to at least double the capacity of combined heat and power; the EU voluntary agreements with car manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency by at least 25%, backed up by changes to vehicle excise duty and company car taxation; the 10-Year Plan for transport; and the new Energy Efficiency Commitment for 2002-2005 which requires electricity and gas suppliers to help their domestic customers to save energy and cut fuel bills. The programme is not a current statement of government policy.

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