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Climate Change Programme 2006

Passed in 2006
First published in 2000, the Climate Change Programme outlined all the policies and programmes in place to tackle climate change, including several measures on energy efficiency. A review resulted in the Climate Change Programme 2006.

The 2006 Programme includes measures that are projected to reduce CO2 emissions to 15-18% below 1990 levels by 2010 and work towards the longer-term goal to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2050, as set out in 2003's Energy White Paper.

Energy Efficiency Measures include:
- maintain a strong package of support, advice and information measures to help businesses improve their energy efficiency
- continue to use the climate change levy and associated climate change agreements to encourage businesses to improve the efficiency with which they use energy
- continue the significant improvements made and update the Building Regulations in April 2006 to raise energy standards of new build and refurbished buildings
- introduce the Code for Sustainable Homes.

On transportation, the Programme will work strongly to achieve further commitments from vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency.

  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2010
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 1990
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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