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Business Action on Climate Change: Where Next after Emissions Trading? Working Paper and Literature Review

AUTHORS: Catherine Bowyer-Claire Monkhouse-Ian Skinner

The UK has a clear commitment to tackling climate change – yet government estimates suggest that we are not currently on track to meet our targets for carbon dioxide reduction. To achieve carbon goals, all sectors – business, householders and the transport sector – will need to play their part. This research focuses on the business sector, asking what more can be done to encourage business action on climate change, and assessing the impact of a major new policy initiative, the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme. This working paper and literature review provides further information in support of the final research report ‘Business Action on Climate Change: Where Next After Emissions Trading’, a summary of which is available from this website. The full report is available from Green Alliance at a cost of £20 (email

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