Transparency

As a publicly-funded organisation the CCC is fully committed to openness and transparency. Key information is available below.

Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy

Register of Interests 

Gifts and Hospitality Register

Spend Data

The CCC publishes details of all spending over £25,000 and spend with a value of more than £500 procured using an electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS).

Business Appointment Rules

Transparency information about outside appointments or employment taken up by former members of the Committee on Climate Change.

Name Adrian Gault
Title of former role Chief Assurance Officer
Date retired from the CCC 12 July 2020
New appointment Self-employed consultancy
CCC’s decision on application
  • For 12 months from his last day of service, Mr Gault must seek confirmation from the CCC that each commission is permissible before taking it up.
  • Mr Gault must not draw on privileged information available to him from his time at the CCC.
  • The CCC will not accept tenders from Mr Gault for a 6 month period following his last day of service.

Quality Assurance

High quality analytical work is essential to the effectiveness of the CCC and as part of this we embed quality assurance processes into our analytical work. You can read our guidance on QA procedures at this link: CCC – Quality Assurance of Evidence and Analysis. Linked to this, a list of business critical models used by the CCC is available here.

Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract for Services

Personal Information Charter

The way in which we process your personal data relating to financial transactions when we interact with you is set out in the Personal Information Charter. The Climate Change Committee uses the same Shared Services Provider and Information Technology Services as Defra. Therefore the processes set out in the Defra Personal Information Charter (available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs/about/personal-information-charter) apply to the Climate Change Committee.

Whistleblowing Policy

Biomass in a low-carbon economy (2018)

The Committee published a Bioenergy Review in 2011, providing an assessment of the potential role of bioenergy in meeting the UK’s carbon targets. In 2018, we updated that work: Biomass in a low-carbon economy Committee Member Rebecca Heaton decided to stand back from the review in autumn 2017. Committee champions, Baroness Brown, Deputy Chair, and Corinne Le Quéré, Committee member, oversaw the work.