Policy paper

Defra’s climate change plan 2010

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document sets out the actions Defra is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its policy areas.



In responding to the challenge of a changing climate, Defra has three clear priorities:

  • securing the basics for human well-being.
  • enhancing the resilience of ecosystems.
  • building adaptive capacity.