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Global aviation emissions must be capped to tackle climate change – 9 September 2009

9 September 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised the UK Government ahead of talks at Copenhagen that global aviation emissions should be capped as part of a wider global agreement to tackle climate change.  Developed countries will need to take the lead in making significant reductions in cutting aviation emissions, ensuring that these are no higher – and possibly lower – than 2005 levels in the period to 2050.

CCC’s first Annual Report published – 16 July 2009

16 July 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today published its first Annual Report and Accounts for the period ended 31 March 2009. The CCC is an independent organisation whose role is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on climate change.

Turning low-carbon vision into reality – 8 July 2009

8 July 2009

Over the past few weeks, the environmental audit committee (EAC) has been interviewing scientists, climate change campaigners and others to determine whether the carbon budgets recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) are ambitious enough.

Adaptation Sub-Committee appointed to advise Government on adapting to climate change – 23 June 2009

23 June 2009

Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn warned that the UK needs to put plans in place to enable the country to adapt to the threat posed by floods, heat waves and coastal erosion. According to results from the UK Climate Change Projections,  the UK faces warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in future, despite efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Moving from awareness to action – Guardian Climate Change Summit – 15 June 2009

15 June 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC joined leading figures from across the climate change community to discuss what can be done to encourage action on climate change. In his keynote speech, Kennedy suggested that we need new arrangements to help people take up energy efficiency improvements in the home and to reduce risks for energy companies investing in low carbon technology.

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