Current programmes will not deliver Net Zero

The urgency of moving away from fossil fuels, securing energy supplies and cutting carbon emissions has never been clearer, but a new Progress Report by the independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) finds major failures in delivery programmes towards the achievement of the UK’s climate goals.

The UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Our purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

In fulfilling this role our focus is to:

  • Provide independent advice on setting and meeting carbon budgets and preparing for climate change
  • Monitor progress in reducing emissions and achieving carbon budgets and targets
  • Conduct independent analysis into climate change science, economics and policy
  • Engage with a wide range of organisations and individuals to share evidence and analysis

The Government and national authorities may also request specific advice from the Committee on an ad-hoc basis.


Our key reports

2022 Progress Report to Parliament

This latest report – Progress in reducing emissions provides a comprehensive overview of the UK Government’s progress to date on reducing emissions. Together, the assessment offers more than 300 policy recommendations covering every part of Government and is supported by a new monitoring framework.

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Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk

Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk

The Adaptation Committee’s Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk sets out the priority climate change risks and opportunities for the UK. The report draws on an extensive programme of analysis, consultation and consideration by the Committee from over 450 people, 130 organisations and more than 1,500 pages of information.

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Sixth Carbon Budget

The Sixth Carbon Budget advice report, required under the Climate Change Act, provides ministers with advice on the volume of greenhouse gases the UK can emit during the period 2033-2037. It sets the pathway to Net Zero and is based on an extensive programme of analysis, consultation and consideration by the Committee and its staff, building on the evidence published last year for our Net Zero advice.

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10 August 2022

Memorandum of Understanding between the CCC and the OEP

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20 July 2022

Risks to health, wellbeing and productivity from overheating in buildings

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19 July 2022

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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14 July 2022

Annual Report and Accounts 2021-2022

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