Climate Change Act

18.12.08 Share

 

Described by some commentators as a ground-breaking piece of legislation, the Climate Change Act hit the statute books on 26 November 2008 following extensive public consultation and parliamentary scrutiny. Its aims are certainly bold - to improve carbon management and help the transition towards a low carbon economy. The Act is also intended to demonstrate UK leadership internationally in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A number of the tools used to achieve those aims are innovative. Some are very broad ranging, others very specific. However, the Act will impact on the vast majority of companies, public bodies and individuals in the UK in some way. Read Wragge & Co's analysis of the key provisions in the Act.

Key Contact

Derek Goodban, partner, +44 (0)121 685 2710, derek_goodban@wragge.com

This alert may contain information of general interest about current legal issues, but does not give legal advice.

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