Climate change: What we are doing in the UK
Draft Climate Change Bill:
The UK has taken a strong lead at home and abroad on climate change. The measures set out in the Climate Change Programme and Energy Review show our progress domestically and our intentions in the future.
The Climate Change Bill is necessary to provide a clear, credible and long term domestic framework for tackling climate change, whilst at the same time allowing the UK to demonstrate strong international leadership, which is key to helping establish multilateral agreements.
UK Climate Change Programme:
The UK has already put in place a wide range of measures to reduce its carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions including the 2006 UK Climate Change Programme published in March 2006. It details the policies and measures which the UK is using to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases. It also explains how the UK plans to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The Government commissions a wide range of scientific research on climate change and funds programmes on climate modelling and work on impacts and adaptation. It also funds a number of programmes to encourage business to reduce emissions and to find cost effective measures to tackle climate change. The Climate Change Levy, Climate Change Allowances and emissions trading schemes have been set up to tackle this issue. The Government also funds the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust, who provide advice and help for businesses and the public.
- 2006 UK Climate Change Programme
- Climate Change Bill
- Progress towards national and international targets
- Adapting to climate change in the UK
- Agriculture and climate change
- Business and climate change
- Carbon offsetting
- Energy and climate change
- Individual action
- Fluorinated gases
Page last modified: 13 March 2007
Page published: 01 December, 2005