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Lifting the lid on the wider benefits of climate action

10 January 2017 Insights
2017 needs to be the year where the positive, and the personal, case for tackling climate change comes to the fore, writes CCC Chief Executive, Matthew Bell. There is emerging evidence about the economic and wider benefits that come from tackling climate change, alongside the avoidance of future damage. Some...
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The industry of decarbonisation

6 September 2016 Insights
The new UK Government has an opportunity to take full advantage of the global shift to a low-carbon economy, says Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Just before the summer break, the newly minted Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – with the backing of the new...

80 days of climate action

29 September 2015 Insights
The next 80 days will be crucial in the development of domestic and international policy to combat climate change. Between now and December, when the much anticipated international climate talks in Paris draw to a close, discussions about how to tackle the causes and consequences of rising global temperatures will...
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Making informed choices on climate change in 2015

27 May 2015 Insights
This is a busy time for decisions about how to address climate change. By the end of 2015, after leaders meet in Paris in December, we’ll know what the world proposes to do in the face of the risks posed by rising average global temperatures. This period is no less...

Climate Change in 2015

19 January 2015 Insights
Climate Change is back.  Many would, of course, say that it never left. However, there is no question that it is set to dominate discussion through 2015 in a way it has not for several years. I am new to the detailed debate about climate change. I became Chief Executive of the...