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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.

Committee on Climate Change Scottish Progress Report 2019

New ambitious actions needed for a Net Zero Scotland

17 December 2019

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.

CCC welcomes Treasury Net Zero Review

2 November 2019

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.

Aerial photo of Saint Martin's fortified church in Aldington, Kent, England

CCC responds to IPCC land use and climate change report

8 August 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today published a major new report which considers the importance of land use globally in reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Spotlight on UK infrastructure as climate changes

5 August 2019

Recent events at Whaley Bridge dam in Derbyshire have raised questions about UK infrastructure and its ability to cope with a changing climate. In response, the Committee on Climate Change has issued a  brief statement.