The combination of increasing global demand for energy and strict carbon emissions targets have made the decision-making process around acquiring and using energy complex. In the context of the Net Zero by 2050 commitment, the UK and devolved governments are interested in understanding the emissions implications of policy decisions and the interrelationships between them.
WCPP has been asked to support the Welsh Government to develop an approach to capture the carbon impact of policy decisions, including an assessment of how examples of good practice can be built upon through dialogue with academic experts. The Welsh Government are particularly keen to understand how measures to model or account for emissions across Government can increase awareness of the carbon impact of policy decisions.
To ensure that our work is connected to policymaking from the beginning, we are focusing our approach on a pilot sector, housing, buildings and infrastructure. Experts will be commissioned by the WCPP to lead an evidence review focusing on the following questions:
Our work will consider these questions with a view to how they impact on policymaking and practice, supporting decarbonisation targets.