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Compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting carbon budgets – update

22 March 2016

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.

CCC Infographic Flood Risk

Infographic: Future flood risk in the UK

15 January 2016

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.

Domestic implications of the “Paris Agreement” to combat climate change

14 December 2015

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.