Policy paper

Enabling the transition to a green economy

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

Advice for businesses on what government is doing to create opportunities and limit costs as it moves towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.



This policy paper explains government plans to strengthen the green economy, which involves:

  • growing sustainably, while reducing emissions
  • using natural resources effectively
  • becoming more resilient
  • exploiting comparative advantages

It also explains why the UK economy will benefit from moving to a greener footing.