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Low Carbon Economy

SeaOur low carbon economy work provides overarching statistical and economic analysis for Climate Change policy and analysis on material resource efficiency (waste streams and circular economy).

Our work in this area involves establishing business-as-usual emissions trajectory and compiling sector emissions trajectories to estimate the degree of emission target achievement.  We engage with the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Committee on Climate Change to agree or reconcile modelling approaches and also look at emissions scenario modelling and briefing, carbon assessment methodologies, carbon assessment of draft budgets, waste statistics and analysis and environmental taxation analysis.

Strategic Links

Our low carbon economy work is closely linked with the Centre of Expertise on Climate (ClimateXChange).

Related Policy Areas

Our low carbon economy evidence and analysis supports Scottish Government policy on Climate Change and Low-Carbon Economy.