Useful Links

Links to various websites of associations, government and market enablers involved in the climate change agenda, in energy efficiency advocacy, carbon trading, carbon market intelligence and emerging standards to regulate green house gas emissions

  • The Carbon Trust
  • A UK government funded body that advises firms on carbon- emission reduction
  • Combined Heat and Power Association
  • CHPA is the UK’s leading advocate for high efficiency CHP, district heating and microCHP
  • Cogen Europe
  • COGEN Europe is the European Trade Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • The Global Reporting Initiative outlines the development of sustainability reporting frameworks.
  • International Standards Organisation
  • ISO 14064’s standards provide guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements
  • International Carbon Action Partnership
  • ICAP formed Lisbon 29th October, 2007, an international forum of governments and public authorities, concerned to contribute to the establishment of a well functioning global cap and trade carbon market
  • Point Carbon
  • Provider of independent news, analysis and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon markets
  • Sustainable Development Commission UK (SDC)
  • The SDC is the UK government’s independent advisory body on sustainable development

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Offers a quick reference index to further subject matter information from defining sustainable development, to EU member government emissions caps and governing market structures

  • Emissions caps of the EU nations
  • Further information on emission caps can be found at:
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Further information on UNFCCC can be found at:

UK Government Reports

A selection of UK government references and reports offering more in-depth information, policy and discussion documents covering sustainable development, energy management options, economics of climate change and related initiatives

  • BERR-DEFRA, Ernst and Young (2007): “Renewable Heat Business Case” September, by Ernst and Young, for BERR and DEFRA
  • HMSO, London
  • Berr: Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Energy Group
  • The Energy community of the BERR website contains detailed information about the work of Energy Group.
  • DEFRA (2007a)
  • “Analysis of the UK potential for Combined Heat and Power” DEFRA
  • HMSO, London
  • HM Treasury: Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
  • The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published October 2006, lead by Lord Stern, the then Head of the Government Economic Service.
  • NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  • Launch of the draft NHS carbon reduction strategy for England
  • UK Government Environment
  • Reporting on UK progress towards sustainable development, and providing guidance on how to pursue a more sustainable future.