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Gross greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by almost 10% in Scotland – 25 March 2014

Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Committee on Climate Change announced in its latest report. Emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011 – the latest year for which …

CCC concludes that there is no basis to change the fourth carbon budget – 11 December 2013

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised that there has been no change in the circumstances upon which the fourth carbon budget (2023 – 2027) was originally set in 2011 that would justify a lowering of ambition. Therefore the …

Committee on Climate Change assessment of science and international circumstances reinforces existing fourth carbon budget – 07 November 2013

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised that there has been no significant change in the climate science, international and EU circumstances on which the fourth carbon budget (2023 – 2027) was set in 2011. Therefore, in these regards, …

Farming practices must change to maintain UK food production in more extreme climate say Government advisers on climate change – 10 July 2013

Climate change presents a risk to the supply of important goods and services from the land, says a new report published today by the Government’s advisers on climate change adaptation. Without action this could undermine our ability to meet increased …

Good progress in some areas but much more needed to meet third and fourth carbon budgets – 26 June 2013

There has been good progress in 2012 implementing some of the measures required to meet carbon budgets said the Committee on Climate Change in its latest annual progress report to Parliament. Progress has been made on insulating lofts, cavity walls …

Government commitment to support investment in low-carbon technologies would secure significant savings for UK consumers – 23 May 2013

In a report on the Electricity Market Reform published today, the Committee on Climate Change presents new analysis showing that there are significant economic benefits from investing in a portfolio of low-carbon technologies through the 2020s rather than investing in …

Report shows need to cut imported as well as domestic emissions – 24 April 2013

Reductions of around 20% in production emissions over the last two decades has limited growth in the UK’s carbon footprint, says the Committee on Climate Change in its latest report released today. However, the report also estimates that the carbon …

Scotland makes good progress in implementing its climate change strategy – 12 March 2013

Scotland has continued to make progress reducing emissions, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC today published its second progress report to Scottish Ministers, as requested under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009). Scotland is committed to …

New CCC report shows progress made on Wales’ climate change strategy – but challenges remain – 15 January 2012

Wales has made good progress towards reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change, despite a sharp emissions increase in 2010 due to particularly cold winter temperatures, says a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It also finds …

Lord Deben announced as new Chair of Committee on Climate Change – 12 September 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced Lord Deben PC (the RT Hon John Gummer) as the new Chair of the Committee on Climate Change. He takes over from Lord Turner who stepped down earlier this year to …

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