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Brexit: future of carbon pricing consultation

20 May 2019


Business views sought on the design of a future carbon pricing scheme once the UK leaves the EU

Carbon pricing is a tool for achieving carbon emissions reductions targets. The current European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) affects installations in industrial sectors which produce significant quantities of greenhouse gases.

As the UK leaves the EU, a replacement system for UK emissions trading will need to be agreed, designed and implemented.

The UK Government and Devolved Administrations have launched a consultation on future options for alternatives to the EU ETS. The system will operate across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Your views are sought around four key topic areas:

  • design of a UK ETS
  • operation of a UK ETS
  • aviation
  • continued UK Membership of the EU ETS for Phase IV

How to respond
You can find out more about the consultation and download supporting guidance on the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website

You can also start the consultation survey now.

The closing date for responses is 12 July 2019.

Consultation workshop
You can attend a local workshop on the carbon pricing consultation:

Event details
Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Time: 09:30 - 14:00
Venue: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough
Cost: Free

Find out more about this event and register.