Party to the Convention: Yes
Party to the Protocol: Yes
UNFCCC Status: Annex I
2020 Reduction Target: 34% (1990). 20-30% (1990), collectively with EU.
2050 Reduction Target: 80% (1990)
Fast-Start Pledge: $2368M (£1,500M)
National Communication: Fifth National Communication


Can auctioning rescue the EU ETS market?
Compared to earlier trading periods, Phase III of the EU ETS will see a marked reduction in the free allocation of emissions allowances to industrial installations, with a corresponding increase i... Read more
When it comes to traffic pollution, the UK is still the dirty old man of Europe
Editorial by Guest Contributor: Alan Andrews, ClientEarth On the 29th September the government submitted its official report to the European Commission on levels of air pollution in the UK for 201... Read more
A carbon price floor – tax or trade?
As part of the latest budget the UK government announced its intention to introduce a price floor for the emissions market. It is hoped that this move will encourage low carbon investment by disince... Read more
UN Security Council debate inches climate and security forward
Charged meaningless by some and pathetic by others, yesterday’s debate in the United Nations Security Council on the security implications of climate change disappointed the hopes of those in the ... Read more
UK government’s plans for coal power are an ‘unlawful backward-step’
Article by Guest Contributor: David Holyoake Article provided by ClientEarth and reprinted with permission. Despite their pledge to be the ‘greenest government ever’, close analy... Read more