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This section contains a library of  reports, publications and correspondence produced by the Committee on Climate Change and the Adaptation Sub Committee.


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Letter: Decision on whether to carry forward emissions

CCC has written to Greg Barker setting out advice on carrying forward emissions from the first carbon budget to the the second.


Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2014 progress report

This is our third report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The Scottish Act set a long-term target to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by …


Consultation on water abstraction reforms – the case for Water Shares

Lord Krebs has written to DEFRA minister, Dan Rogerson on behalf of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) on the proposed reforms to the water abstraction regime. Read the letter to Dan Rogerson MP from Lord Krebs.


Letter: A sustainable, long – term plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors

This letter sets out advice from the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) on the preparation of the 20-year plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors following the recent episodes of flooding. Read the letter to Owen Paterson from Lord Krebs. Read the annex …


Letter: Offer of support to the new Cabinet Committee on Flooding

This letter offers the new Cabinet Committee on Flooding the help and support of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change. Read the letter from Lord Krebs to the Prime Minister in full.


Scrutiny of IPCC report “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis”

During the House of Lords Energy Bill Debate on 28 October 2013, Viscount Ridley announced that there were nine ways in which the recent IPCC report (AR5) was less alarming and less certain than the previous IPCC report in 2007 …

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Policy note: flood and coastal erosion risk management spending

This note considers publicly available data on flood and coastal erosion risk management expenditure (FCERM) in England. It looks at how this has changed following recent government spending decisions, the introduction of Partnership Funding, and in comparison with estimates of …

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Policy note: The Government should use full flexibility under the CAP to maintain the current pace of habitat restoration

England’s wildlife has been in long-term decline. Many species of birds, butterflies, mammals, flowering plants and insects are less numerous and found in fewer locations than in the 1970s. The scale of decline was highlighted in the State of Nature …


Letter: CCC response to OLEV call for evidence on measures to support uptake of ultra low emission vehicles

This letter calls for a package of support measures to address both the higher upfront costs of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and non-financial barriers perceived by consumers. Read our letter to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).


Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2

OUR LATEST REPORT: The fourth carbon budget, covering 2023-2027, was set in June 2011 following advice from the Committee in December 2010.  As part of the agreement to set the budget, the Government announced that it would be reviewed in 2014. …

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