Statement from the Committee on Climate Change on selection of new Chair – 6 July 2012

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has announced the selection of Lord Deben as the preferred candidate to succeed Lord Turner as chair of the Committee on Climate Change.

David Kennedy, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change, responded by saying:

“We warmly welcome the selection of Lord Deben as preferred candidate for Chairman. Lord Deben has a very strong track record in environmental policy, both domestically and internationally and is well placed to build on the strong foundations laid under the leadership of Adair Turner.”