The UK’s Climate Change Act, passed into law in 2008 with near-unanimous cross-party support, is a genuine world leader. It requires that UK greenhouse gas emissions reduce steadily but significantly to 2050 and beyond. And it helps ensure that our transition to a low-carbon economy is smooth, sustainable and cost-effective.
We work to help ensure the Act is a success.
Our recommendations (Chapter 6 of our “Mind the Gap” report) (October 2016)
Government’s response so far
A persistent “policy gap” to meeting our carbon budgets
Increasing ambition in the light of Paris