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Members of the CCC’s secretariat recently visited car designer and engineer, Gordon Murray, whose British company is designing a new low emissions city car.
Lord Turner, Chair of the CCC and Financial Services Authority gave a lecture at UCL’s Environment Institute last night, on the relationship between the irrational nature of the economy and climate change.
The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). As the Chair of the Sub-Committee Lord Krebs will also sit on the main Committee.
The Women’s Institute has launched a climate change campaign aimed at ensuring that women have proper representation in the run-up to the UN Conference in Copenhagen in December.
Baroness Wilcox, Opposition Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change chaired a lively seminar event this morning, where delegates discussed how the ambitious targets set in the Carbon Budgets this week, will be met. Keynote speaker David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC, set out the committee’s recommendations, which if met by Government action, will see the UK leading globally in the fight against climate change.
The CCC has welcomed Government’s announcement today that any new coal fired plants should only built with the expectation that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology can be retrofitted.
The Government today responded to proposals by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on conditionality that should be attached to investment in any new coal fired power stations.
The CCC has welcomed the Government’s acceptance of their carbon budget targets, which, if successful, will see a 34% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020. The Government also confirmed that they will not purchase offset credits up to 2020 to meet the budgets, ensuring that real action to tackle climate change happens within the UK.
CCC calls for Government to follow carbon budgets with real action to reduce emissions – 22 April 2009
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomed the Government’s commitment today for the introduction of three legally binding carbon budgets which will, if met lead to a 34% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020. The Government was responding to and accepting the findings of the CCC’s first report, Building a low-carbon economy which set out what the UK’s carbon emissions reduction targets for the period to 2020 should be. It previously accepted the CCC’s recommendation of an 80% emissions cut by 2050.