Featured News stories items
News stories listing
The Committee on Climate Change would like to congratulate its former Chief Executive David Kennedy CBE who was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Environment in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
A new report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) concludes that Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but that the Scottish Government will need to strengthen key policies to meet future targets.
On February 14th 2015, the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition published a joint statement highlighting the threat of climate change, the opportunity for the UK in responding to it and the importance of 2015 in accelerating action globally.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes the signing of a joint pledge by the UK's political leaders on tackling climate change.
The Committee on Climate Change has been asked to comment on aspects of the current Infrastructure Bill in its role as independent advisers to Parliament on climate budgets.
Low-carbon action in the power sector has already reduced emissions equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road
Committee on Climate Change finds that policies to support cleaner low-carbon electricity made up £45 of energy bills in 2013.
Yesterday the Met Office reported that human influence is an important factor in possible global and UK temperature records. Early figures show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest, year on record both worldwide and for the UK.
Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee has written to Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, to express concerns about how the government now intends to encourage the use of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new development.
The front page of the Sunday Telegraph this week (13.10.14) suggested that we should ‘rip up the Climate Change Act’. We set out our response in this note.
New analysis by the CCC, submitted today to the Government’s fuel poverty strategy consultation, suggests that targeting energy efficiency (in particular insulation) and low-carbon heat measures at the fuel poor would lead to the achievement of both fuel poverty and carbon reduction targets at least cost.