ARCHIVE: Commission on environmental markets and economic performance
The Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance (CEMEP) was established by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer in November 2006 in the light of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Its remit was to advise Government on how the UK could make the most of the potential economic benefits of the transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy.
The government response
On 1 May 2008 the Government published "Building a low carbon economy: unlocking innovation and skills" in response to the CEMEP report. This sets out how Government will make the UK one of the best locations in the world to develop and introduce low-carbon and resource-efficient products, processes, services and business models.
Part 1 – the executive summary - draws together key Government activities against four key challenges. Part 2 sets out how Government is responding to each of the recommendations of the CEMEP report.
- Part 1 only (executive summary) (PDF 700 KB)
- Full response (includes both Part 1 and Part 2) (PDF 800 KB)
(slightly amended/corrected versions of both documents were published on 7 May 2008)
- Parliamentary Written Statement by John Hutton, then Secretary of State for BERR (on Parliament Website)
- The full text of the Prime Minister's speech at the Prince of Wales' May Day event, which announced the launch of the Government response to CEMEP
The commission report
The final report from the Commission was published on 19 November 2007 and sets out the analysis that underpins the Commission’s consideration of environmental markets, the approach it recommends to developing policy, and how business should respond to its recommended framework. The report then goes on to describe the actions that the Commissioners believe should be taken by Government, business and others to drive investment and innovation in environmental markets in the UK.
- Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change (on HM Treasury website)
- Low Carbon Industrial Strategy
- Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
Page last modified: 22 May 2010
Page published: 19 March 2007