Summary paper on the ‘carbon accounting’ methodology applied to the assessment of the Scottish Government’s 2010-11 budget

Stevan Croasdale, Stuart McIntyre

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Hailed by WWF Scotland as a “World First”, the Scottish Government in late September 2009 published a Carbon Assessment of their draft 2010-11 budget. Undertaken a year in advance of this assessment becoming a statutory requirement under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, this exercise produced some interesting results and generated a lot of interest. This article is intended to provide an overview of the exercise that was undertaken, and to highlight and address some outstanding issues that surround the assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010



  • Fraser of Allander institute
  • carbon accounting
  • Scottish economy
  • climate change

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