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The devastating UK floods are a timely reminder that climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of severe flooding across the UK. Rainfall records have been broken again, with more than a foot of rain falling in 24 hours in some areas, says CCC Chairman Lord Deben.
The Government should continue on the lowest-cost path towards the legal requirement to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels. It should commit to an emissions reduction of 57% by 2028-2032, the Committee on Climate Change says in its fifth carbon budget advice.
New low-carbon electricity generation is cost-effective option for UK power sector investment in 2020s and beyond
A low-carbon electricity supply is the most cost-effective way to meet the need for more generation in the 2020s given the UK’s climate change commitments, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report setting out UK power sector scenarios for 2030.
The UK’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% in 2050 remains in line with the international commitment to 2 degrees C...
The UK Government is seeking to appoint two new members to serve on the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change. As a Sub-Committee member the successful applicants will be responsible for developing the work of the ASC, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into the Sub-Committee’s work. The ASC is made […]
The UK Government and the Devolved Administrations are seeking to appoint two new members to serve on the Committee on Climate Change, focusing on climate and environmental science, and behavioural insights.
Early action in the new Parliament is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reductions on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says today.
The Committee on Climate Change would like to congratulate its former Chief Executive David Kennedy CBE who was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Environment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. As Chief Executive of the Committee from 2008-14, David Kennedy was pivotal in establishing the CCC […]
A new report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) concludes that Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but that the Scottish Government will need to strengthen key policies to meet future targets.
On February 14th 2015, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition published a joint statement highlighting the threat of climate change, the opportunity for the UK in responding to it and the importance of 2015 in accelerating action globally. We welcome the clarity which this statement provides, continuing the cross-party tradition […]