The UN climate change meetings in Cancun (2010) and Durban (2011) discussed changes to greenhouse gas emissions accounting rules and guidelines under the second Kyoto protocol. The Scottish Government asked ClimateXChange to advise on the implications for Scotland of the changes proposed for EU countries.

We were asked to look at:

  • the impact of proposed EU accounting rules on the Scottish emissions total;
  • the data requirements (and cost of collection) for implementing the accounting rules; and
  • the potential policy impacts and costs.