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

CEMPE response coverOn 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.

The commission report

CEMEP report coverThe 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.


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Page published: 19 March 2007