- Submitted by: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: United Kingdom
- Date of completion: 2009
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Low Carbon Transition Plan
Description/achievement of initiativeThe UK's Green Economy Council, set up to support the transition to a green, low carbon economy, held its first meeting in February 2011.
The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, published in 2009, plots how the UK will meet the 34 percent cut in emissions on 1990 levels by 2020. UK emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were 22.0 per cent lower in 2008 than in the base year, down from 779.9 to 608.4 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent. The Plan shows how reductions in the power sector and heavy industry, transport, homes and communities, workplaces and jobs, and farming, as well as land and waste sectors could enable carbon budgets to 2022 to be met.