Guides & reports

Tools, guides and reports to help your business or public sector organisation address climate change and harness the economic benefits from the move to a low-carbon economy.


Developing clean energy solutions in Latin America’s major cities

This publication is intended to help sub-national energy policy decision-makers of major Latin American cities as they look to develop and implement clean energy solutions.

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Catalysing energy efficiency in small and medium-sized enterprises in priority sectors in Peru

This new Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development by CDKN and the Carbon Trust draws out lessons from a joint project, which focused on the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) market, aiming to develop a broader understanding of the key actors, structure and dynamics of the current market.

Titans or Titanics

Titans or Titanics? Understanding the business response to climate change and resource scarcity

This report seeks to understand and explain how large businesses are responding to climate change and resource scarcity today.

Sunflower growing in the desert - opportunities in a resource constrained world

Opportunities in a resource constrained world: How business is rising to the challenge

How businesses are future proofing their business models in today’s resource-constrained world

MUST new global low carbon markets

A MUST win: capitalising on new global low carbon markets to boost UK export growth

How the low carbon sector is uniquely poised to unlock growth and create jobs by driving exports, particularly in fast-growing emerging markets in Mexico, the UAE, South Africa, and Turkey.


Brazil: the $200 billion low carbon opportunity

Areas of opportunity for UK companies to participate in Brazil's low carbon development.

Floating wind

Floating Offshore Wind Market Technology Review

How Scotland can take the lead in commercialising floating wind technology and the progress made so far.

Sustainable consumption? - shopping bags

Product carbon footprinting: the new business opportunity

Experience from over 20 leading companies that have tested the product carbon footprinting method PAS 2050.


Carbon reporting: time to raise the bar

Raising The Bar - Building sustainable business value through environmental targets

This report reviews environmental targets being set by companies in the FTSE 100 and highlights best practice by identifying exemplars.

Policy frameworks for renewables

Policy frameworks for renewables

Analysis on policy frameworks to drive future investment in near and long-term renewable power in the UK.

UK industry emissions

Linking emission trading systems - Prospects and issues for business

Analysis of key barriers to linking emissions trading systems and a potential timeline for the creation of a global company-level carbon market.

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TINAs: Energy efficiency innovation in buildings, homes and industry

In-depth reports on innovation to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in domestic and non-domestic buildings and the industrial sector.

Low carbon technology innovation

TINAs: Examining the potential of low carbon technologies

In-depth reports into key areas of innovation in low carbon technologies: heat, bioenergy, electricity networks and storage (EN&S), hydrogen for transport, marine energy, offshore wind, nuclear fission, and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).


Better business guide to energy saving

New to energy saving? This guide helps you identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost.


Business carbon reporting

Employee awareness and office energy efficiency

Improve energy efficiency in your workplace with our free energy-saving guides.


Energy loss from a typical building

Buildings energy efficiency

Learn how improving building fabric, upgrading insulation and installing appropriate controls can save you money and help cut carbon emissions.

Carbon footprint measurement

Carbon footprinting guide

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product.


Energy monitoring & targeting

Monitoring and targeting

Energy monitoring and targeting techniques to help your organisation control and manage its energy use.

Low carbon technology innovation

Renewable energy and combined heat and power (CHP)

Find out about renewable energy technologies and download guidance on renewable energy generation, combined heat and power (CHP), and ground- and air-source heat pumps.

Green growth for business

Green your business for growth

Green growth - delivering sustainable business value. Grow your business by improving its environmental credentials with our guide to succeeding in the green economy.

Business carbon saving

Climate change – a business revolution?

How tackling climate change could create or destroy company value

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