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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is pleased to announce today the appointment of two new members, Professor Corinne Le Quéré and Professor Nick Chater. The Committee also announces that Lord Robert May has stepped down after serving on the CCC since 2008.
The Committee on Climate Change is shortly due to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on whether the exploitation of onshore petroleum resources (including shale gas) is compatible with meeting UK carbon budgets. The Committee expects its advice to be published in May.
Maintain high Scottish ambition to tackle climate change and deliver 61% emissions reduction by 2030, says CCC
The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
The Committee's advice to the Government on the level of the fifth carbon budget remains the same in light of the Paris Agreement, the CCC says today in a letter to The Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
More action is needed to help the UK adapt to climate change, alongside significant new investment, if we're to address the increasing risk of flooding due to rising global temperatures, a new CCC infographic shows.
The Committee on Climate Change today announces the appointment of a leading environmental economist and a senior business director to its Adaptation Sub-Committee.
The UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act was passed, with broad cross-party support, as part of the UK’s contribution to the global effort to address dangerous levels of future climate change. The Committee on Climate Change, set up under the Act to provide independent advice to Government and Parliament, welcomes the agreement that was reached in Paris last week. The agreement helps to clarify the level of global ambition and the processes that will help to achieve that ambition.
The Committee on Climate Change has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Chinese counterpart, the China National Expert Committee on Climate Change, at an official ceremony at the Paris climate talks.
The devastating UK floods are a timely reminder that climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of severe flooding across the UK. Rainfall records have been broken again, with more than a foot of rain falling in 24 hours in some areas, says CCC Chairman Lord Deben.
The Government should continue on the lowest-cost path towards the legal requirement to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels. It should commit to an emissions reduction of 57% by 2028-2032, the Committee on Climate Change says in its fifth carbon budget advice.