The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is seeking a new member to strengthen its expertise in business affairs, with a particular focus on Wales or Northern Ireland.
The successful candidate will be expected to become a member of the Committee as soon as they are appointed and will play an important role in shaping the work of the Committee in providing independent and expert advice on climate change policy to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations.
The CCC is a high-profile independent statutory non-departmental public body and plays a crucial part in the UK’s effort to tackle climate change. The Committee’s statutory duties include the important task of advising the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations on the level of carbon budgets consistent with the 2020 and 2050 targets and the UK’s international obligations.
It is jointly sponsored by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Welsh Government, Scottish Government and Northern Ireland Executive.
The Committee recognises that there is a very broad range of people with expertise in aspects of business. The CCC is interested in hearing from people who think that their expertise is relevant to the Committee. The Committee particularly needs to understand how changes in information, policies, regulation and uncertainty about climate policy and action affect:
- business decisions,
- investment decisions, and
- demand for goods and services.
The position that is being filled was previously occupied by a Committee member with a remit to understand and speak on issues specific to Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee particularly welcomes applications from individuals who can fulfil the area of expertise mentioned above while also having knowledge of and links to one or both of those nations.
Note: The application deadline for this post has now passed.