The government is working at home and abroad to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in low-carbon energy sources, improving fuel standards in cars and increasing energy efficiency wherever possible.

Policies 9

  1. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings and using planning to protect the environment

    We need to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and make sure that planning policies help to protect and improve the environment.

  2. Reducing greenhouse gases and other emissions from transport

    The government is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions from all forms of transport in the UK

  3. Reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050

    We're moving the UK to a more efficient, low-carbon economy to meet our legally binding climate change targets.

  4. Adapting to climate change

    What the government is doing to make sure the UK is prepared for the potential impacts of climate change.

  5. Increasing the use of low-carbon technologies

    How renewable energy, new nuclear power stations and a carbon capture and storage industry, will promote growth, ensure the UK has a secure supply of energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

See all 9 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Sustainability standards for electricity generation from biomass

    How you must report on sustainability for biomass and biogas electricty generation, if you generate over 50KW. Read more

  2. Standard Assessment Procedure

    Guidance on how buildings will be SAP energy assessed under the Green Deal and on recent changes to incentivise low carbon developments. Read more

  3. Climate change agreements

    How climate change agreements (CCAs) work, who is eligible for a CCA, and sector associations with CCAs. Read more

  4. Setting up a climate change agreement (CCA)

    How to apply for a climate change agreement (CCA), information you need to provide when you apply, and charges you will need to pay. Read more

  5. CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: Annual reporting

    The deadline for submitting your CRC annual report, the information you need to provide and how to report. Read more