It is estimated that total emissions resulting from the 2013-14 Draft Budget will be 7.3 Mt CO2-equivalent.
Over time, reductions in the emissions intensity of the economy as a whole will drive down the estimated carbon impact of future budgets.
This assessment indicates that the amount of carbon for each pound of expenditure across the different areas of Government spending does not vary greatly.
‘Second-round’ emissions that may result from Government spending and the use of public goods and services, whether beneficial in terms of reducing emissions (e.g. spending on energy efficiency or afforestation) or negative in terms of increasing emissions (e.g. road use) are not captured.