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New website to host independent research on UK climate risk

3 August 2020

The Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report is a collaborative effort involving over 130 organisations. As part of ongoing work on the Evidence Report, the CCC has launched a new website: The new site will provide a digital home for some of the latest research on climate risk, and allow for wider engagement on the key issue of how the changing climate will affect our lives.

COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

25 June 2020

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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CCC welcomes climate action in Scottish Budget

6 February 2020

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.

Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions

23 January 2020

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.