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Households have an important role to play in meeting the fifth carbon budget. This infographic shows how every household can help to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is seeking a new member to strengthen its expertise in business affairs, with a particular focus on Wales or Northern Ireland.
The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.
This animation sets out the key messages from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Synthesis Report.
Shale gas exploitation by fracking on a significant scale is not compatible with the UK’s climate change targets unless three key tests are met – on methane leaks, gas consumption and carbon budgets – according to new analysis from the Committee on Climate Change.
In November 2015, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advised Government to set the fifth carbon budget to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 57% relative to 1990 levels. The Government has now accepted that advice. The Committee welcomes the clear signal this sends about UK ambition to continue reducing emissions into the 2030s across the economy.
Good progress in reducing UK emissions will not continue without urgent action to strengthen policies
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its 2016 Progress Report to Parliament detailing the UK’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets. The report shows that UK emissions have fallen by an average of 4.5% per year in the last three years and are 38% below 1990 levels. This reduction in emissions has come almost exclusively from one sector: electricity generation, where UK Government policies have driven an increase in renewable generation and a reduction in coal use.
The Committee on Climate Change is seeking a new Chair to lead the work of its Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) from 1 February 2017. The new Chair will succeed Lord Krebs who has led the ASC since May 2009.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is pleased to announce today the appointment of two new members, Professor Corinne Le Quéré and Professor Nick Chater. The Committee also announces that Lord Robert May has stepped down after serving on the CCC since 2008.
The Committee on Climate Change is shortly due to provide advice to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on whether the exploitation of onshore petroleum resources (including shale gas) is compatible with meeting UK carbon budgets. The Committee expects its advice to be published in May.