Friday 20 March 2009

Economics | Environment | Making the right choices for our future: An economic framework for designing policies to reduce carbon emissions

Defra and DECC have published (March 2009) a joint document setting out economic principles for use in selecting and designing policies to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. It will be especially useful to policy makers and those with and interest in the UK Government’s economic approach to tackling climate change.

“Making the right choices for our future” is a timely statement of principles as the Government considers the advice of the Committee on Climate Change on the level of the budgets and how they might be met. It helps policymakers to make sure that the our approach to tackling climate change goes hand in hand with a strong economic recovery in the UK, and with sustained, low-carbon growth in the coming decades.