Briefing Note (BN94)

Environmental policy since 1997

Date: 20 April 2010
DOI: 10.1920/bn.ifs.2010.0094

In this note, we will examine Labour's record on environmental policy since 1997. We begin in section 2 with a relatively broad overview of the environmental record, looking at key outcomes on environmental taxes, expenditures and emissions. Section 3 then looks in detail at policy developments and outcomes in three areas: energy, transport and waste management. Section 4 assesses the coherency of current environmental policy and section 5 concludes.