2009 is a critical year for the global effort to tackle dangerous climate change. Domestically and internationally, the UK is committed to being at the forefront of that effort.
The UK has already decoupled economic growth from emissions. We are also on track to meet our Kyoto Targets.
Just some of the issues Government are working on include towards Copenhagen, and around a low carbon future.
The worlds's first ever legal framework, which makes UK emissions reduction of at least 80% by 2050 required by law
A series of seminars focussing on the features and implementation of the Climate Change Act are being hosted by British Embassies in a number of countries.
How new technologies, such as Carbon Capture and Storage, are reducing the emissions of energy sourced from coal
Climate change will affect us all, but vulnerable countries will be hit first and hardest. With other developed countries, the UK has responsibility to strive for global equity
The way that any Copenhagen deal is governed is as essential, and as up for negotiation, as the agreement itself being formed
Facilitating a major shift in energy effciency, reaping long term economic savings too
The recent released UK Climate Projections 09 gives insight into the changes that might happen if we don't reduce emissions
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan details how the UK will meet its domestic climate targets – set out in law in the Climate Change Act – and will help convert the UK to low carbon living, and take advantage of the economic benefits.
Ed Miliband took the recently released UK Low Carbon Transition Plan to Oxford and Birmingham to discuss the plan with local residents and hear how local groups and individuals are tackling climate change
The Wicks review 'Energy Security: a national challenge in a changing world' sets out why energy supply must be a national priority as the UK makes the transition to a low carbon economy.
Transport currently makes up 21% of all UK domestic carbon emissions. Carbon emissions from domestic transport will be reduced by up to 14% over the next decade as announced by Government's carbon reduction strategy
Consultation launched on connecting new power to the grid, helping tackle climate change and energy security
The UK hopes to speed up private sector investment in low carbon energy in the developing world with a groundbreaking market support initiative.
New guidance to measure and tackle greenhouse gas emissions for businesses and organisations – alongside advice on what it means to be carbon neutral - has been published by Defra and DECC.
Act on C02 – the domestic, behaviour change counterpart to Act on Copenhagen – launches new advertisement screening nationally on TV and online.
The Committee on Climate Change launches its first annual report to Parliament on the progress made by Government on Carbon Budgets.
Governments must invest in a low-carbon industry, the head of the UK's Environment Agency and the chief executive of the world's largest engineering companies said in separate interventions.
The UK Government has unveiled its detailed vision for energy policy over the coming decades in six key areas that will help fulfil its ambition of meeting its legally binding targets for deep cuts in carbon emissions.
Transcript of Ed Miliband's statement to the House on the draft National Policy Statements
Act on CO2
Practical tips on what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint
Building Britain's Future
A low carbon future is a key commitment for the British Government.
Send a message to Copenhagen
The Guardian campaign to get a message to government ahead of Copenhagen.
Milestones on the road to Copenhagen
See what's happening in the lead up to Copenhagen this month
Watch the latest climate change video at the Department for Energy and Climate Change YouTube channel
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