Climate Change Act 2008UK – 2008
The UK’s legislation which introduces the world’s first long-term legally binding framework to tackle the dangers of climate change.
Climate Change Act 2008 Impact AssessmentUK - Department of Energy and Climate Change – 2009
Impact Assessment of the British Climate Change Act, provides analysis and evidence for a wide range of measures covered by the Act, e.g. it presents illustrative estimates of the costs and benefits of the UK reducing greenhouse gas emission.
Climate Change Act 2008 Explanatory NotesUK – 2008
"Explanatory notes relate to the Climate Change Act 2008 and have been prepared by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Transport in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given."
Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009Scotland – 2009
Proposal for Czech Climate ActHnutí DUHA - Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Environmental Law Service – 2012
This paper presents the draft proposal for the climate change law and analyses related issues in the context of the Czech Republic, written in Czech language.
Climate Bill - DraftFinland – 2008
"The Bill introduces a climate law, which sets the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction objectives required to slow down climate change in Finland during 2010-2050. To achieve the objectives we propose a law for GHG emission reductions by 5 percent annually."
Climate Bill - DraftFinland – 2008
Translation of the Finnish Climate Bill. "The aim the Climate Bill is to reduce national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually by 5 percent. This 5 percent is calculated from the amount of emissions still present in the year in question."
Draft of the Framework Act on Climate ProtectionHungary – 2009
The Hungarian Parliament adopted the Resolution No. 60 of 2009 (24 of June) on the Preparation of a Framework Act on Climate Protection on 22 June 2009.
Resolution of the Parliament On the preparations of the climate billHungary – 2009
Climate Change Response Bill 2010Ireland – 2010
The proposal for Irish Climate Change Response Bill.
Climate Change Response Bill 2010 - Explanatory and Financial MemorandumIreland – 2010
Explanatory and Financial Memorandum on Irish Climate Change Response Bill 2010
Framework for Climate Change Bill 2010Ireland – 2010
Framework for Climate Change Bill in Ireland - Irish Government
Climate Change Bill - DraftAustria – 2011
Legislative proposal for Climate Change Bill in Austria, 2011
Climate Change Bill- NotesAustria – 2011
The explanatory notes about the draft proposal for Austrian Climate Change Bill
Climate Change Bill- DraftAustria – 2008
Legislative proposal for Climate Change Bill in Austria, 2008.
Climate Change Bill- NotesAustria – 2008
The explanatory notes about the draft proposal for Austrian Climate Change Bill, 2008.
Climate Change Accountability ActCanada – 2006
An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change .The bill was passed by a majority of the House of Commons, however did not pass in the Senate.
Act on Promotion of Global Warming CountermeasuresJapan – 1998
Chapter 1 General Provisions, Chapter 2 Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan, Chapter 3 Global Warming Prevention Headquarters, Chapter 4 Programs for Control of Greenhouse Gases, Chapter 5 Maintaining Greenhouse Gas Absorption by Forests and Plants, Chapter 6 Quota Account Inventory, Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Provisions, Chapter 8 Punitive Provisions.
Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007South Australia – 2007
First Australian climate change legislation. The legislation sets out three targets: to reduce by 31 December 2050 greenhouse gas emissions within the State by at least 60% to an amount that is equal to or less than 40% of 1990 levels as part of a national and international response to climate change, to increase the proportion of renewable electricity generated so it comprises at least 20 per cent of electricity generated in the State by 31 December 2014, to increase the proportion of renewable electricity consumed so that it comprises at least 20 per cent of electricity consumed in the State by 31 December 2014.
Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006California - USA – 2006
"The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006/Assembly Bill (AB) 32, is a California State Law that fights climate change by establishing a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sources throughout the state. Among strategies is Cap-and-Trade Program, requirement to improve appliance efficiency standards and other energy efficiency measures, goal is for 33% of energy to come from renewable sources by 2020 etc."
Australia - National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting ActAustralia – 2007
"The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 introduced a national framework for the reporting and dissemination of information about greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects, and energy use and production of corporations. The objectives, as stated in the legislation, are to: inform government policy and the Australian public, help meet Australia’s international reporting obligations, assist Commonwealth, state and territory government programs and activities, avoid the duplication of similar reporting requirements in the states and territories, underpin the introduction of an emissions trading scheme."
Climate Change Response Act 2002New Zealand – 2002
"The Climate Change Response Act 2002 puts in place a legal framework to allow New Zealand to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and to meet its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change." http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/climate/index.html
Proposal for Czech Climate ActHnutí DUHA - Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Environmental Law Service – 2011
Paper presents the draft proposal for the climate change law and analyses related issues in the context of the Czech Republic, written in Czech language.
Loi n°2005-781 du 13 juillet 2005 de programme fixant les orientations de la politique énergétiqueFrance – 2005
Law establishing the guidelines for energy policy in France.
Projet de loi de programme relatif à la mise en oeuvre du Grenelle de l’environnementFrance – 2008
Climate Change Act – DraftSlovenia- 2011
Climate Change Act aims to establish the missing legislative framework for achieving climate mitigation and adaptation goals. It sets the long-term emission reduction target for Slovenia and goals in the field of adaptation.
LEY GENERAL DE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICOMexico – 2012
The General Law on Climate Change from Mexico.