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Managing the impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is of considerable concern to everyone at the Committee on Climate Change.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes new measures to reduce emissions and improve the UK’s resilience to climate change in the Government’s Budget 2020, but says new investment must now be supported by longer-term policies to get UK climate action back on track.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed Scotland’s budget for 2020-21, which includes a range of measures to help tackle Scottish emissions – including money for peatland restoration, and schemes to decarbonise heating, agriculture and transport.
The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies.
Adrian Gault, one of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) longest-serving members of staff, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
Scotland must match the ambition of its world-leading Net Zero 2045 target with decisive action to strengthen climate change policy in all parts of the economy. Decisions over the next 12 months are likely to determine the direction of the next 25 years. The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2019 Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament shows that greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 3% in 2017, compared to a 10% fall in 2016.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has launched a new Call for Evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in September 2020.
The Treasury has announced that it intends to conduct a review into the costs of the UK’s transition to a Net Zero economy. The CCC has issued a response.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued a statement following today’s publication of the Government’s official response to the CCC’s 2019 Progress Report to Parliament.
The CCC has made two new senior appointments to its secretariat, concluding a process which delivers a new-look leadership team for the organisation.