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Climate change is getting worse but it is no worse than we predicted

4 May 2020 Insights
The visceral witness accounts of bush fires and floods only add to people’s awareness of the worsening climate crisis. However, these types of impacts are generally neither worse, nor happening faster, than we thought. An increase in extreme events on the scale observed was foreseen by successive scientific assessments from...
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CCC welcomes publication of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy

12 October 2017 News stories
The Government has today published a new Clean Growth Strategy, setting out how it intends to further reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the UK’s legally-binding carbon targets (‘carbon budgets’). The strategy, which details how the Government will achieve the fourth and fifth carbon budgets in particular,...
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Committee on Climate Change seeks new members

10 October 2017 News stories
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is looking to appoint two new expert members specialising in climate science and the power sector. The new members will be responsible for determining the Committee’s strategic direction, developing its work programme, and shaping the Committee’s independent advice to the UK and devolved governments...

Lord Deben and Paul Johnson reappointed to Committee on Climate Change

10 October 2017 News stories
[caption id="attachment_13411" align="alignright" width="100"] Lord Deben, top, and Paul Johnson[/caption] The Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, and Committee member Paul Johnson have been reappointed to their roles. The Committee provides independent advice to the UK Government and Parliament on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for...

Scotland needs to take more action to meet its ambitious climate change plans

25 September 2017 News stories
Scotland’s plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions into the 2030s will need to bring forward firmer policies in transport, heating and other sectors if it is to remain world-leading, the Committee on Climate Change says in its latest publication: Reducing emissions in Scotland - 2017 progress report To date,...

Adaptation Sub-Committee seeks new members

29 August 2017 News stories
The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change is seeking two new expert members. The appointees will be responsible for helping to steer the work of the ASC, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into the Sub-Committee’s work. Two positions are available focussing on: Natural capital,...

Green policies made up 9% of typical household energy bill in 2016, CCC analysis shows

3 August 2017 News stories
Policies to tackle climate change – including measures to shift towards a low-carbon electricity system and improve the energy efficiency of UK homes – account for just 9% of the typical ‘dual fuel’ household energy bill, independent analysis by the Committee on Climate Change shows. The Committee’s assessment, published in...
Adrian Gault Interim Chief Executive

Committee on Climate Change appoints interim Chief Executive

17 July 2017 News stories
Adrian Gault has been appointed to lead the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) as interim Chief Executive, whilst a process is undertaken to appoint a new Chief Executive later this year. Adrian takes up the position following the departure of the Committee's former Chief Executive, Matthew Bell,...

New plans for a new Parliament are urgently needed to address climate change risks

29 June 2017 News stories
The UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of Government action on climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says today. That inaction is making it difficult for businesses and the UK public to grasp the opportunities of the transition. Good...

Dr. Rebecca Heaton joins Committee on Climate Change

27 March 2017 News stories
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today announces that Dr. Rebecca Heaton has been appointed to the Committee to strengthen its expertise in business affairs. Dr. Heaton’s role on the Committee also includes duties with regards to the interests of Wales and Northern Ireland. She has been appointed for a...