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Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target year: information and analysis

Published: 24 May 2018
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781788518963

Information and analysis paper to support discussion of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill.

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Contents
Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target year: information and analysis
References and sources of further information

16 page PDF

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References and sources of further information

Section 1

UN webpages on climate change, including the Paris Agreement: http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/climate-change/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report on climate science: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

World Meteorological Organisation Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017: https://library.wmo.int/opac/doc_num.php?explnum_id=4453

ClimateXChange landscape review of international assessments of the economic impacts of climate change (November 2017): https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/media/2962/international_assessments_of_the_economic_impacts_of_climate_change.pdf

World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan 2016 - 2020: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/24451/K8860.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

Section 2

Three ClimateXChange reports on international comparisons, published November 2017, January 2018 and May 2018, can be found on their publications website. https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/research/publications-library/

London School of Economics analysis of climate change laws of the world: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/climate-change-laws-of-the-world/

7th National Communications from parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: https://unfccc.int/process/transparency-and-reporting/reporting-and-review-under-the-convention/national-communications-and-biennial-reports-annex-i-parties/submitted-national-communications-from-annex-i-parties

EU webpages on climate change policy: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies_en

Nordic Council of Ministers report on Nordic action on climate change: https://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1148260/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Finnish Government report on medium-term Climate Change Policy Plan for 2030: http://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/80769/YMre_21en_2017.pdf

California State Government webpages on climate action: http://climatechange.ca.gov/

Section 3

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2009/12/introduction

The Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan - the Third Report on Proposals and Policies, 2018 - 2032: http://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-governments-climate-change-plan-third-report-proposals-policies-2018/

Committee on Climate Change website: https://www.theccc.org.uk/

Committee on Climate Change’s initial advice (March 2017) on the Bill: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/advice-on-the-new-scottish-climate-change-bill/

Committee on Climate Change’s updated advice (December 2017) on the Bill: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/letter-lord-deben-roseanna-cunningham-msp-advising-scottish-climate-target-framework/

Most recent Official Statistics on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions (for 2015): http://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2015/

Archive of previous Official Statistics on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications

Code of Practice governing Official Statistics: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines on accounting for emissions from wetlands (2013), which is to be implemented in the UK inventory over the coming years: https://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/wetlands/

Section 4

National Physical Laboratory report on Understanding the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory: An assessment of how the UK inventory is calculated and the implications of uncertainty 2017: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Understanding-the-UK-Greenhouse-Gas-Inventory.pdf

Most recent Official Statistics on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions (for 2015): http://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2015/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Summary for Policymakers, Mitigation of Climate Change 2014: http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg3/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-policymakers.pdf

Committee on Climate Change’s independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy, 2018: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CCC-Independent-Assessment-of-UKs-Clean-Growth-Strategy-2018.pdf

Committee on Climate Change’s report on the next steps for UK heat policy, 2016: https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Next-steps-for-UK-heat-policy-Committee-on-Climate-Change-October-2016.pdf

Official Report of the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 27 March 2018: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=11449&mode=pdf

Section 5

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change webpages on the Kyoto Protocol: https://unfccc.int/process/the-kyoto-protocol

Farm Advisory Service: https://www.fas.scot/topic/climate-change/

Farming for a Better Climate https://www.farmingforabetterclimate.org/

EU webpages on carbon leakage: https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/allowances/leakage_en

UK Government high-level review (2013) on Carbon Capture and Storage costs for UK industry:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/carbon-capture-and-storage-ccs-costs-for-uk-industry-high-level-review

UK Government report (2016) on electricity generation costs, including construction cost for project commissioning in 2025: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/566567/BEIS_Electricity_Generation_Cost_Report.pdf

Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 23 June 2017: https://about.bnef.com/blog/electric-cars-reach-price-parity-2025/

Transport Statistics: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/scottish-transport-statistics-no-36-2017-edition/chapter-5-road-traffic/

Office for National Statistics UK business register and employment survey:
https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/businessregisterandemploymentsurveybresprovisionalresults/provisionalresults2016revisedresults2015

Office for National Statistics business register: https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/whatwedo/paidservices/interdepartmentalbusinessregisteridbr

Export Statistics Scotland, 2016: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Economy/Exports/ESSPublication

Expenditure on research and development, 2016: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Business/RD


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