This is the technical appendix to chapter 2 of the report Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change. Written by the Committee on Climate Change, it presents the integrated assessment model (IAM) results referenced in chapter 2 of the main report. IAMs model the relationship between: greenhouse gas emissions of GHGs the […]
Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change was published on 1 December 2008 and contains the CCC’s recommendations on the 2050 emissions reduction target and advises on the levels of the UK’s first three legally binding carbon budgets for 2008-2022.
In advance of its first advice report to the UK Government on building a low-carbon economy, the Committee on Climate Change was asked to advise on the recommended level of the long-term (2050) target to reduce UK emissions as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008.