United Kingdom

Policies

  • Gear Change, A bold vision for cycling and walking (Cycling and walking plan for England)
    Executive
    2020
    This document aims fostering walking and cycling in England. Four themes are laid out in the document: 1) better streets for cycling and people, 2) cycling and walking at the heart of decision-making, 3) empowering and encouraging local authorities, 4) enabling people to cycle and protecting them...
  • A plan for jobs
    Executive
    2020
    This document is the UK's policy response to the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. It outlines a number of stimulus measures, including a "green homes grant" scheme budgeted at 2 billion pounds aimed at enhancing energy efficiency, and a 1.1 billion pound plan to decarbonise the public sector and...
  • National Adaptation Programme (last version covering 2018-2023)
    Executive
    2013
    Last change in July, 2018
    The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) document - covering England only - sets out a register of actions agreed under the programme, aligns actions being taken with the risks identified in the 2012 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and establishes timeframes for actions according to differe...
  • Cycling and walking investment strategy
    Executive
    2017
    This strategy aims at making cycling and walking increasing "natural choices" for short trips and part of longer trips. It also sets short term objectives, details financial resources available, discusses indicators and sets governance arrangements to be put in place in the future.The strategy is...
  • UK Renewable Energy Roadmap
    Executive
    2011
    Last change in December, 2013
    The UK Renewable Energy Roadmap replaced the 2009 Renewable Energy Strategy. The Roadmap outlines how the UK will meet its legally binding target to ensure 15% of energy comes from renewable energy sources by 2020. The government estimates that eight renewables technologies can deliver more than...
  • Carbon Plan
    Executive
    2011
    The Carbon Plan replaced the 2009 Low Carbon Transition Plan. The Plan sets out how the UK will achieve decarbonisation within the framework of energy policy - making a transition to a low carbon economy while maintaining energy security and minimising costs to consumers (particularly those in p...
  • Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy
    Executive
    2007
    The Strategy sets out a wide range of actions that the UK is taking to encourage innovation and technology development in lower carbon transportation technologies, including stimulating investment in a broad range of R&D activities. Essential to this will be the use of regulatory frameworks s...
  • Climate Change Programme 2006
    Executive
    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 re...
  • Code for Sustainable Homes
    Executive
    2006
    Building on the recommendations of the Sustainable Buildings Task Group, the Code was developed to support a step change in the building of sustainable new homes. The Code provides a single national standard to guide industry in the design and construction of sustainable homes, considering energy...
  • Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme
    Executive
    2002
    Supports biomass-fuelled heat, and CHP projects in the industrial, commercial and community sectors in England. Six rounds of funding have been provided since the Scheme was launched in 2002. Earlier rounds focused support on large-scale biomass power stations. The emphasis in later rounds has be...
from the Grantham Research Institute
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