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: 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 …
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 …
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).
NEW: 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. …
Letter: Advice on designing flood insurance proposals to encourage flood risk reduction
This letter sets out advice on how to design Flood Re (flood insurance proposals) to encourage reduction of flood risk, which builds on the proposals recently announced by Defra together with evidence from public sources and previous Committee reports. Read the letter …
Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 1
Assessment of climate risk and the international response We have published the review of the fourth carbon budget in 2 stages, this report focuses on developments in three categories of circumstance on which the budget was set: climate science, international …
Letter: Implications of European circumstances for the 4th carbon budget review
Responses to our recent Call for Evidence suggested the need to clarify at an early stage the implications of European circumstances for the budget, which we are now able to do. Read the letter to Ed Davey.