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UK should commit to a 60% cut in emissions by 2030 as a contribution to global efforts to combat climate change – 7 December 2010

7 December 2010

The Committee on Climate Change today recommended a carbon budget for 2023-27 and a target for emissions reductions in 2030 – halfway between now and 2050. The recommended target for 2030, to cut emissions by 60% relative to 1990 levels (46% relative to current levels), would then require a 62% emissions reduction from 2030 to meet the 2050 target in the Climate Change Act.

CCC publishes expenditure data online – 19 November 2010

19 November 2010

The Committee on Climate Change today publishes details of all expenditure by month that exceeds £500 on its website. This is part of the Committee’s commitment to transparency and is in line with the Government’s transparency agenda.

Be prepared: the UK should act now to adapt to climate change – 16 September 2010

16 September 2010

The independent body that advises government on climate adaptation (the Adaptation Sub-Committee) today published the first national assessment of how well prepared the UK is for climate change. The report concludes that, with the impacts of climate change already being felt in the UK, people must start preparing now.