1 Citation and coming into force

This Order may be cited as the Carbon Budgets Order 2009 and comes into force immediately after the coming into force of the Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 May 2009: see above.

2 Carbon budgets

2Carbon budgets

The carbon budgets for the 2008–2012, 2013–2017 and 2018–2022 budgetary periods are as follows—

(a)    the carbon budget for the 2008–2012 budgetary period is 3,018,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent;

(b)    the carbon budget for the 2013–2017 budgetary period is 2,782,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; and

(c)    the carbon budget for the 2018–2022 budgetary period is 2,544,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 May 2009: see art 1.

Signature

Joan Ruddock

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Date 20th May 2009

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order sets carbon budgets for the budgetary periods 2008–2012 (3,018 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent), 2013–2017 (2,782 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) and 2018–2022 (2,544 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent). Carbon budgets set a cap on the maximum level of the net UK carbon account for each five-year budgetary period.

An impact assessment has been produced on the EU Climate and Energy package, the revised EU Emissions Trading System Directive and meeting the UK non-traded target through UK carbon budgets. It can be obtained at the website of the Department of Energy and Climate Change: www.decc.gov.uk.