Building a low-carbon economy: the UK's contribution to tackling climate change, the first report of the Committee on Climate Change

9780117039292: Building a low-carbon economy: the UK's contribution to tackling climate change, the first report of the Committee on Climate Change

Climate change resulting from CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions poses a huge threat to human welfare. To contain that threat, the world needs to cut emissions by about 50 per cent by 2050, and to start cutting emissions now. A global agreement to take action is vital. A fair global deal will require the UK to cut emissions by at least 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. In this report, the Committee on Climate Change explains why the UK should aim for an 80 per cent reduction by 2050 and how that is attainable, and then recommends the first three budgets that will define the path to 2022. But the path is attainable at manageable cost, and following it is essential if the UK is to play its fair part in avoiding the far higher costs of harmful climate change. Part 1 of the report addresses the 2050 target. The 80 per cent target should apply to the sum of all sectors of the UK economy, including international aviation and shipping. The costs to the UK from this level of emissions reduction can be made affordable - estimated at between 1-2 per cent of GDP in 2050. In part 2, the Committee sets out the first three carbon budgets covering the period 2008-22, and examines the feasible reductions possible in various sectors: decarbonising the power sector; energy use in buildings and industry; reducing domestic transport emissions; reducing emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases; economy wide emissions reductions to meet budgets. The third part of the report examines wider economic and social impacts from budgets including competitiveness, fuel poverty, security of supply, and differences in circumstances between the regions of the UK.

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Great Britain: Committee on Climate Change
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ISBN 10: 0117039292 ISBN 13: 9780117039292
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Book Description TSO. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Building a Low-carbon Economy: The UK's Contribution to Tackling Climate Change, Committee on Climate Change, The inaugural report from the UK's new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) offers independent and expert analysis of current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and the steps that the UK will need to take in order to significantly reduce emissions and tackle climate change. The report advises on the levels of the first three carbon budgets from 2008-2022 and what the long-term climate reduction target should be to 2050.This report caters for the growing number of people interested in the UK's efforts to tackle climate change as the UK moves towards a low carbon economy and is essential reading for all those interested in climate change and the economy.The report contains the latest analysis of current scientific and economic thinking on climate change and sets out a model for how the UK can reduce its emissions and contribute towards global emission reduction targets. It also assesses the benefits and costs to the UK's economy.It contains essential information from the Committee on Climate Change, the body responsible for advising on the UK's carbon budgets, on carbon emissions and necessary reductions to meet the 2050 budget. The book includes breakdown of the 2050 target and how this can be reached; analyses all sectors of the UK economy to advise on how the first three carbon budgets should be set for 2008-2022; features in-depth research on the opportunities and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions; reviews the carbon market and prices; and contains appraisal of building and industrial processes and road and rail transport with a view to energy efficiency and renewable fuel.It also offers insight into decarbonising electricity; assessment of the need to extend the carbon budget framework, covering aviation, shipping, agriculture, waste and industry; and opens up wider economic and social considerations including challenges and opportunities and fiscal and fuel poverty implications. Insightful summary of issues are covered and final recommendations are presented. Bookseller Inventory # B9780117039292

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