The UK and Global Warming Policy

  • David Maddison
  • David Pearce


The UK’s commitment to the Framework Convention on Climate Change obliges the country to return its emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 1990 levels by the year 2000. On the basis of current trends this requires a reduction of 10 million tonnes of carbon relative to baseline emissions. Earlier the Government had, in its White Paper on the environment, unambiguously endorsed the use of market based instruments to achieve this objective. But in the event the measures which were chosen included imposing VAT on domestic energy, increasing road fuel duty as well as information campaigns and moral persuasion.


Carbon Emission Road Transport Reduce Carbon Emission Road Price Domestic Energy 
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  • David Pearce

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