Examining the UK Climate Change Act 2008

Publication type: 
Research paper
Author: 
Teresa Weeks
Publication date: 
29/09/2017

This research note was prepared as a background resource for the Commission's low emissions economy inquiry.

The paper considers the United Kingdoms's Climate Change Act 2008 - the background to its introduction, the key design features and performance to date. The research paper also identifies lessons from the UK experience that may be relevant for New Zealand.