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Reforms must prepare the UK countryside for climate change and ensure that our use of land supports reduced emissions
The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable climate change that is already happening. In this context, current uses of land in the UK must change, the CCC says in two new reports.
The Government has today issued its official response to the CCC’s annual report assessing progress in reducing the UK’s emissions. The CCC's Chief Executive, Chris Stark, comments.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Scotland still outperforms the UK in reducing emissions but transport and agriculture remain significant challenges
Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy.
CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement on electric vehicle funding at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham.
The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change has a vacancy for a new independent member on its board.
The current UK heatwave and water shortages highlight the need for Government to redouble its efforts to address the risk from climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says.
The Government today announced that it will hold auctions in 2019 for the supply of renewable energy, and then every two years. The Committee welcomes today’s announcement, while restating the need for a route to market for onshore wind, beyond remote island providers.
Permission has today been refused for the application for a judicial review into the Government’s decision not to amend the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target following the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The Government has today published the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) for England, setting out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather. The Committee has responded.