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How UK climate change policy has been made sustainable

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Social and Legal Studies
Issue number3
Volume24
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)399-418
Publication statusPublished
Early online date4/06/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

UK climate change policy is based on the advice of the Committee on Climate Change established under the Climate Change Act 2008. This Committee is an independent, expert agency established as part of the reconceiving of the regulatory state as a response to the neo-liberal critique of older forms of regulation. But the quality of the advice given in the Committee’s recent Fourth Carbon Budget Review is so tendentious as to barely be able to be described as advice at all. This grave shortcoming poses the most serious questions for contemporary constitutional and regulatory processes.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Social and Legal Studies, 24 (3), 2015, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Social and Legal Studies page: http://sls.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/