This briefing is intended to provide the evidence base to enable the Committee to take forward further work on climate change. The briefing is structured as follows:
- Part 1 provides the background to climate change policy in the UK;
- Part 2 describes the sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, trends and progress towards targets;
- Part 3 gives an overview of the UK’s current policy instruments designed to mitigate climate change;
- Part 4 presents a series of options for future Committee inquiries.