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Government response to CCC aviation report published – 25 August 2011

25 August 2011

The Government published a response to our 2009 Aviation Report today, setting out new evidence on emissions forecasts and on the cost-effectiveness of a range of policies that could help to reduce emissions from aviation by 2050. This builds upon CCC analysis of whether and how the previous Government’s target to reduce aviation emissions to 2005 levels could be met.

Key sectors nearing their limits of coping with climate change – 14 July 2011

14 July 2011

The UK is coping now, but it is near its limits in some key sectors and could be pushed over the edge by climate change. But by preparing now, the UK can reduce the adverse effects of climate change and take advantage of opportunities, according to a new report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC).

Report to Parliament highlights lack of progress made in reducing emissions – 30 June 2011

30 June 2011

The CCC's  progress report finds that emissions increased by 3% in 2010, mainly as a result of the colder winter months. After adjusting for weather impacts, emissions were broadly flat. This is incompatible with the 3% annual average emissions reduction required to meet the first four carbon budgets. A significant acceleration in the pace of emissions reductions is therefore required.