B2.10.3 Low Carbon Policies


A low carbon society will use less energy and fewer resources: at home, at work, on the move and across the public sector. It is a society where more of the energy used comes from cleaner and renewable sources such as water, wind, wave and solar power.

It is a society that is ready and able to realise the economic opportunities that come from producing fewer carbon emissions, from improved energy and resource efficiency, and from reducing the level of reliance on carbon-based fuel.

It is also a society which acts responsibly, is mindful of future generations, and whose actions lead by example across the world.


Further information:


Information on how Scotland is becoming a Low Carbon society is available here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/lowcarbon


The publication “A practitioner’s guide to a low-carbon economy: lessons from the UK” written by Samuel Fankhauser for the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in January 2012 is available here: B2.10.3 PP_low-carbon-economy-UK


A number of other publications from around the World regarding Low Carbon Development are available to download via the Institute of Development Studies: http://www.ids.ac.uk/idsresearch/low-carbon-development


The website of the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) provides details on various carbon policies: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/legislation/legislation.aspx