Climate Change: Taking Action

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In July 2009, the Government published the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP). Part of the LCTP was to give each major government department a share of the responsibility to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since publication of the LCTP, the Government has developed the system of departmental carbon budgets. Today (31/3/10), the Government published “Climate Change: Taking Action” which sets out further details on departmental carbon budgets, the process by which the government will monitor progress and information about an appropriate management framework to drive delivery.

The document, in two parts, also details the actions being taken by departments to adapt to the most pressing climate change impacts. 

Eighteen government departments have produced a Carbon Reduction Delivery Plan (CRDP). Defra’s plan is here. Each plan sets out, in detail, the actions each department will take on its own and in collaboration with other departments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Links to each of these plans can be found below.

Government Departments – Carbon Reduction Delivery Plans
Cabinet Office (CO)[external Link] Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Communities and Local Government (CLG)[external Link] Department of Health (DH)[external Link]
Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)[external Link] Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)[external Link]
Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)[external Link]  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)[external Link]
Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)[external Link] HM Treasury (HMT)[external Link]
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) [external Link] Home Office (HO)[external Link]
Department for International Development (DfiD)[external Link] Law Officers Departments (LOD)[external Link]
Department for Transport (DfT)[external Link] Ministry of Defence (MoD)[external Link]
Department for Work and Pensions:

Ministry of Justice (MoJ)[external Link]
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One Comment

  1. will
    Posted 6 December, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Just downloaded the pdf, really interesting information. I have solar panels on my roof, and I save a fortune on my gas bills.


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