About us

Our Role

The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Our purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.

Strategic Priorities

In fulfilling this role our focus is to:

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

Structure and Governance

The CCC comprises a Chair and seven independent members.

CCC influence on policy

The Committee on Climate Change’s advice on carbon budgets and targets is directly reflected in legislation and the Government’s carbon strategy.


As a public funded organisation the CCC is committed to openness and transparency in its operations.

Minutes of meetings

The Committee on Climate Change and Adaptation Sub-Committee each meet on a monthly basis to review emerging findings and analysis.