Department of Energy and Climate Change
There are now unprecedented challenges to the environment, the economy, and the future security of energy supplies – and the decisions made now will affect the planet and people's way of life for generations to come.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change exists to tackle these challenges. Its creation reflects the fact that climate change and energy policies are inextricably linked – two thirds of emissions come from energy use and decisions in one field cannot be made without considering the impacts in the other.
Nafees Meah, from the Department of Energy and Climate Change says 'Transformation to a low carbon society is an essential goal if we are to avoid dangerous climate change. Living With Environmental Change has the potential to be the platform which brings together many different disciplines that, working together, provide the evidence and the tools for the Department of Energy and Climate Change to help achieve this goal. The Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Programme has already generated significant analysis of global emissions reductions necessary to meet the 2 degree target that has underpinned UK policy as well as informing major reports by the European Union and United Nations Environment Programme.'