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


The Institute for Sustainability is very supportive and fully recognises the value of the Centre for Carbon measurement. It complements well out charitable objectives which are to accelerate sustainable developments, including through facilitating demonstrations for which we capture and share the leasing to inform future developments.

Ed Metcalfe
Director for Research and Business Development
Institute for Sustainability

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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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Forthcoming Events

A one day workshop that will focus on how SMEs looking to undertake third party testing can benefit from the EU ETV scheme.

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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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