The UK’s Climate Change Act, adopted in 2008, is one of the first comprehensive climate change laws and is generally seen as a ground-breaking piece of environmental legislation. It established an effective institutional structure and changed the overall political debate on climate policy.


Factsheet: Climate Change Agreements (UK)

The United Kingdom (UK) has been a global forerunner in climate policy. In its first comprehensive
national climate strategy released in 2000, a ‘levy package’ was introduced.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture (UK)

The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) for Agriculture in England was adopted in 2011 by 14
organisations representing the English agricultural sector in order to achieve the UK-wide sector
emission reduction target of 3 million tonnes CO2e (MtCO2e) by the end of 2022.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)