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Application for judicial review on the UK’s 2050 target

31 January 2018

The Committee on Climate Change is an ‘Interested Party’ in a potential judicial review of the Government’s decision not to amend the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target following the 2015 Paris Agreement. The application for judicial review is being considered by the courts.

Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change: Announcement

30 January 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Chris Stark is the Committee’s preferred candidate for the position of  Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Chris will start his appointment in the spring, once pre-employment checks are complete, taking over from Matthew Bell who stepped down last year.

Green energy

CCC welcomes publication of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy

12 October 2017

The Government has published a new Clean Growth Strategy, setting out how it intends to further reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the UK’s legally-binding carbon targets (‘carbon budgets’). The Committee welcomes the publication of the Strategy.

Lord Deben and Paul Johnson reappointed to Committee on Climate Change

10 October 2017

The Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, and Committee member Paul Johnson have been reappointed to their roles. Lord Deben has led the Committee since 2012. His five-year term, due to end this year, has been extended for a further five years until September 2022. Paul Johnson’s five-year term, which also concludes this year, has been similarly extended for a further five years until 2022.

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