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In early June national legislators from over 70 parliaments met in Mexico to discuss the role national climate change legislation can play in a future global deal. The meeting was timely as national climate legislation continues to develop apace. For example, this month both Denmark and Finland have adopted new climate change laws. Both countries […]
Members of the CCC visited the British Antarctic Survey to find out about the worldwide implications of polar climate change.
Recent headlines have suggested that the latest IPCC report endorses shale gas. We take a look at what the report actually says.
Jim Skea sets out the CCC’s response to the third IPCC report in an article for the Guardian.
Lord Deben, Chairman of the CCC sets out our response to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in an article published by the Guardian.
In the recent Budget, the Chancellor made the widely anticipated move to freeze the Carbon Price Support from 2016/17. Here we take a look at the implications for reducing emissions in the power sector – what it means for electricity bills, for low-carbon investment and for coal. The Carbon Price Support tops up the carbon […]
Denmark is currently in the process of drafting legislation modelled on the UK’s Climate Change Act. I recently went over to Copenhagen to share our experiences and learn about the Danish context. I spoke at the Concito annual conference; Concito is a green think tank which provides analysis of the cost-effective path to a low-carbon […]
This week is Climate Week, which is an annual celebration of the contributions made by individuals, business and organisations to building a low-carbon economy. Climate Week provides us with a good opportunity to look back at the progress that’s been made on climate change mitigation, and more specifically under the Climate Change Act, which was now […]
There is no shortage of debate over whether the recent storms and floods can be blamed on climate change. In reality any answer will involve probabilities rather than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. So what do we know, what are the uncertainties, and can we say whether or not there is a clear link? It […]
Last week the Government committed an extra £130 million to help with the flooding. From existing budgets 42 new schemes were given the green light to start construction in 2014/15. A further 13 schemes previously announced will also be starting. The Prime Minister has pledged that “money is no object in this relief effort” and […]