The Government signed the Climate Change Act 2008 in November 2008. Its aim to create a low-carbon economy and tackle the issue of climate change.
The UK must decrease its overall carbon emissions by:
- 34% by 2020
- and by at least 80% by 2050
Compared to levels in 1990.
It also encourages:
- energy efficiency
- development of renewable energy
- aims to secure a low carbon energy supply for the UK.
At a local level we are taking more steps to tackle this issue. We have shown this by signing the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change in 2008.
For more information, please visit the Committee on Climate Change's website.