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Contribution of Products to meeting UK climate change targets - EV02063

Description
The project provides robust evidence on the contribution of different product groups in the UK to Greenhouses Gas Emissions. The study will demonstrate the effectiveness of current EU and UK policy to reduce GHG emissions and establish whether targets will be met. In addition to this, if there is a gap between estimated emissions and targets with the current policies taken into account, an analysis of further policy inventions required will be undertaken.

It contributes significantly to DEFRA's aim to build effective policies based on sound scientific evidence. There is strong desire for policies and strategies to “make a difference” by contributing to a reduction in harmful emissions or reducing the carbon footprint while maintaining a growing economy that improves the quality of life of the region’s citizens. At the same time there is pressure on government departments and agencies to be accountable for the decisions they have made. This requires transparency in decision making ensuring that policies are based on a comprehensive and foresighted understanding of the evidence.

The project has been designed to ensure that the model developed will have application in numerous areas. The project ensures that future work attempting to model the impact of products is not required, ensuring good value for UK Government and taxpayers.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £74,656
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Stockholm Environment Institute
Keywords
Climate Change              
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Environment              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production