The Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance (CEMEP) was established by Gordon Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer in November 2006 in the light of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Its remit was to advise Government on how the UK could make the most of the potential economic benefits of the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy.
The Report sets out the analysis that underpins the Commission’s consideration of environmental markets, the approach it recommends to developing policy, and how business should respond to its recommended framework. The Report then goes on to describe the actions that the Commissioners believe should be taken by Government, business and others to drive investment and innovation in environmental markets in the UK.
On 1 May 2008 the Government published 'Building a low carbon economy: unlocking innovation and skills' in response to the CEMEP report. This sets out how Government will make the UK one of the best locations in the world to develop and introduce low-carbon and resource-efficient products, processes, services and business models.
Both the CEMEP report and the Government response can be found on the Defra CEMEP pages.
For further information on the CEMEP report and the Government's response please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org