Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2

4CBRS&I

OUR LATEST REPORT: The fourth carbon budget, covering 2023-2027, was set in June 2011 following advice from the Committee in December 2010.  As part of the agreement to set the budget, the Government announced that it would be reviewed in 2014. The Climate Change Act states that it must be based on advice from the Committee, and must consider whether there has been a significant change in the circumstances upon which the budget was set. Only if there is a significant change, demonstrable on the basis of evidence and analysis, can the budget be changed.

We have published the review in 2 stages, part 1 is available here and part 2 is below.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2 – the cost-effective path to the 2050 target

published on 11th December 2013 considers impacts from meeting the budget, concluding that these are small and manageable. The report also identifies broader benefits associated with meeting the fourth carbon budget, including: improved energy security, improved air quality and reduced noise pollution.

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Fourth Carbon Budget Review – technical report – sectoral analysis of the cost-effective path to the 2050 target

published on 11th December 2013

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