UK national and local climate policies
This research area is about engaging decision-makers in the UK on policy issues related to climate change and the environment, with a major focus on delivering the UK’s legislated target of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Our work covers a broad sweep of issues from energy to housing, transport, clean growth, carbon taxes and adaptation to climate change in the UK.
- How much do renewables contribute to the UK’s energy mix and what policies support their expansion?
- What is tidal stream energy?
- What is the UK’s policy approach to carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)?
- What is the Stern Review?
- What is the 2008 Climate Change Act?
- What are Britain’s carbon budgets?
- How is climate change affecting coastal flooding in the UK?
- What is the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA)?
- How important is offshore wind energy to the UK?
- What is a carbon price and why do we need one?
- Do renewable energy technologies need government subsidies?
- How much shale gas is there in the UK and what is the status of fracking?
- What is carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and what role can it play in tackling climate change?
- What is the role of nuclear in the energy mix and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
- How important is onshore wind energy to the UK?
- How is climate change affecting river and surface water flooding in the UK?