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Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress
Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes renewed interest in Carbon Capture and Storage technology, given its potential importance in reducing UK emissions at least cost. The technology is the subject of a major new independent review by the Parliamentary Advisory Group on CCS.
CCC welcomes National Flood Resilience Review, but says further action needed to address UK flood risk
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review. The review was commissioned by David Cameron’s Government following record rainfall totals and extensive flood damage last winter.
Households have an important role to play in meeting the fifth carbon budget. This infographic shows how every household can help to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is seeking a new member to strengthen its expertise in business affairs, with a particular focus on Wales or Northern Ireland.
The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.
This animation sets out the key messages from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Synthesis Report.
Shale gas exploitation by fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with the UK’s climate change targets unless three key tests are met – on methane leaks, gas consumption and carbon budgets – according to new analysis from the Committee on Climate Change.
In November 2015, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advised Government to set the fifth carbon budget to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 57% relative to 1990 levels. The Government has now accepted that advice. The Committee welcomes the clear signal this sends about UK ambition to continue reducing emissions into the 2030s across the economy.
Good progress in reducing UK emissions will not continue without urgent action to strengthen policies
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its 2016 Progress Report to Parliament detailing the UK’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets. The report shows that UK emissions have fallen by an average of 4.5% per year in the last three years and are 38% below 1990 levels. This reduction in emissions has come almost exclusively from one sector: electricity generation, where UK Government policies have driven an increase in renewable generation and a reduction in coal use.