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Lord Deben welcomes the Government’s commitment to improving the energy efficiency of new UK buildings
The Government has announced it intends to halve the energy use of new buildings in the UK by 2030, as one of the ‘Grand Challenge missions’ of its Industrial Strategy. The chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, has welcomed the announcement, and highlighted the importance of tougher building standards and effective enforcement of those standards.
Energy and Climate Change Minister, Claire Perry MP, has announced that the Government will ask the Committee on Climate Change to provide new advice on the implications of the 2015 Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has welcomed the appointment of Chris Stark, the CCC’s new Chief Executive.
Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change, has welcomed Professor Dame Georgina Mace and Professor Michael Davies to their roles.
The Committee on Climate Change is an ‘Interested Party’ in a potential judicial review of the Government’s decision not to amend the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target following the 2015 Paris Agreement. The application for judicial review is being considered by the courts.
We are very pleased to announce that Chris Stark is the Committee’s preferred candidate for the position of Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Chris will start his appointment in the spring, once pre-employment checks are complete, taking over from Matthew Bell who stepped down last year.
The Environment Secretary and Devolved Administrations have appointed Professor Georgina Mace and Professor Michael Davies to the Adaptation Sub-Committee.
The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, required under the Climate Change Act, sets out the next steps to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Although ambitious, the Strategy does not go far enough. Urgent action is needed to flesh out current plans and proposals, and supplement them with additional measures, to meet […]
Wales can play a leading role in tackling climate change while growing its economy and improving the wellbeing of its population, the Committee on Climate Change says today in a new report. ‘Building a low-carbon economy in Wales – Setting Welsh carbon targets’ provides independent advice to the Welsh Government on the level at which […]
The Government has published a new Clean Growth Strategy, setting out how it intends to further reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the UK’s legally-binding carbon targets (‘carbon budgets’). The Committee welcomes the publication of the Strategy.