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Scottish Government should act now to tackle climate change – 27 January 2009

27 January 2009

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee on 27 January 2009 to discuss Scotland’s Climate Change Bill and how best emissions cuts can be made by the National Authority. He emphasised that swift action must be taken immediately and over the next five, 10 and 15 years in particular to halt the effects of climate change.

CCC to report on new aviation emissions cap – 15 January 2009

15 January 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been asked by the Government to conduct a review into how UK aviation emissions can be limited to below 2005 levels in 2050. The aviation target will play a useful role in buttressing the UK’s overall commitment to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (below 1990 levels) in 2050.

Wales’ role – 12 December 2008

12 December 2008

Wales will have a vital role to play in contributing towards UK-wide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 34% by 2020, relative to 1990 levels (21% relative to 2005), revealed the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today. This should be increased to 42% relative to 1990 (31% relative to 2005) once a global deal to reduce emissions is achieved. The CCC says meeting these targets is necessary to contain the threat of climate change.

Northern Ireland’s role – 10 December 2008

10 December 2008

Northern Ireland will have a vital role to play in contributing towards UK-wide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 34% by 2020 relative to 1990 levels (21% relative to 2005), revealed the Committee on Clmate Change (CCC) today. This should be increased to 42% relative to 1990 (31% relative to 2005) once a global deal to reduce emissions is achieved. The CCC says meeting these targets is necessary to contain the threat of climate change.

Scotland’s role – 8 December 2008

8 December 2008

Scotland will have a vital role to play in contributing towards UK-wide effort to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 34% by 2020, relative to 1990 levels (21% relative to 2005), revealed the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today. This should be increased to 42% relative to 1990 (31% relative to 2005) once a global deal to reduce emissions is achieved. The CCC says meeting these targets is necessary to contain the threat of climate change.

Crucial role of agricultural and land-based sector in tackling climate change – 2 December 2008

2 December 2008

The Chairs of the CCC and Rural Climate Change Forum (RCCF) today highlighted the significant abatement potential that exists in the agriculture and land-based sector. The UK agricultural sector contributes 7% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, and is a particularly significant contributor to non-carbon dioxide emissions, particularly nitrous oxide and methane. The CCC’s report, Building a low-carbon economy, published yesterday makes clear the important contribution that the sector could make towards helping the UK achieve its proposed targets in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Important role of Agriculture and land-based sector in tackling climate change – 2 December 2008

2 December 2008

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and Rural Climate Change Forum (RCCF) today highlighted the significant abatement potential that exists in the agriculture and land-based sector. The UK agricultural sector contributes 7% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, and is a particularly significant contributor to non-carbon dioxide emissions, particularly nitrous oxide and methane.

N Ireland’s emissions can be reduced at manageable cost to economy – 1 December 2008

1 December 2008

Northern Ireland has the potential to contribute more to UK action on climate change, said the CCC’s Chief Executive, David Kennedy. The Northern Ireland Assembly recently pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the authority by 25% by 2025, relative to 1990 levels. But yesterday, at an event in Stormont, Belfast,  Kennedy said that emissions could be reduced by 2 MTCO2e, if steps were taken to improve energy efficiency in buildings and industry, to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles and make changes in the agriculture and forestry sectors.  This would put Northern Ireland on track to contribute towards a UK wide target of reducing emissions by at least 34% in 2020.