Advice on the fifth carbon budget

This report presents the Committee on Climate Change’s advice on the fifth carbon budget (covering UK emissions reductions in the period 2028 to 2032).

The main recommendations are to:

  • set the fifth carbon budget at 1,765 MtCO2e, including emissions from international shipping
  • limit annual emissions to an average 57% below 1990 levels

The Committee’s advice on the fifth carbon budget is accompanied by a technical report:

and two in-depth reports:


Fifth carbon budget advice – individual report chapters

The fifth carbon budget – Executive summary

Chapter 1 – Approach to setting the fifth carbon budget

Chapter 2 – Overview of climate science and international circumstances

Chapter 3 – The cost-effective path to 2050

Chapter 4 – Wider economic and social circumstances

Chapter 5 – Differences in national circumstances

Chapter 6 – Budget recommendation

 

Supporting research

Quantifying uncertainty in baseline emissions projections (Cambridge Econometrics)

An assessment of fuel savings in the HGV sector (CfSRF)

Light duty vehicle cost (Ricardo Energy and Environment 2015)

 

Charts and data

Dataset for the Central and Baseline scenario

The fifth carbon budget – Charts and data

Chapter 1 – Overview

Chapter 2 – Power

Chapter 3 – Buildings

Chapter 4 – Industry

Chapter 5 – Transport

Chapter 6 – Agriculture, land use and forestry

Chapter 7 – Waste and fluorinated gases

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