National Physical Laboratory

Centre for Carbon Measurement

The Centre for Carbon Measurement reduces uncertainties in climate data, provides the robust measurement that is required to account for, price and trade carbon emissions and helps develop and accelerate the take up of low carbon technologies.
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The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL brings together academic and business partners with government and is designed to ensure that we can have confidence in the measurements we need to improve our understanding of the global climate, deliver policies for mitigating climate change, and accelerate the development of low carbon technologies.

David Willetts
Minister of State for Universities and Science


There is a tremendous opportunity for the Centre to provide UK leadership … and increase the value and quality of UK science in this area.

Prof Alastair Lewis
National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, York

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Global climate change is one of the most challenging issues facing policy makers and industry today. Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change will require coordination and collaboration between science, business and governments.

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL will build on NPL's capability, working with partners to address the following three areas:


The EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme is an internationally recognised scheme to support commercialisation of innovative, environmental technologies.

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News & Events

  • Watch a short film on our YouTube channel explaining the basics of the EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme.
  • An article from NPL's Nigel Fox in SatMagazine discusses the TRUTHs satellite mission.
  • The release of over 30,000 weather station records is allowing people to make their own analyses of Earth's recent climate using quality-assured data.
  • A planning application has been submitted for a new hydrogen storage and vehicle refuelling system at NPL.

The Impact of Our Work

CCM Impact Report Thumbnail8 million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade.

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