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Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change: Announcement

30 January 2018

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.

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UK’s ambitious Clean Growth Strategy must be translated urgently into action

17 January 2018

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 tackle climate change while protecting industry, jobs and future generations

19 December 2017

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 […]

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CCC welcomes publication of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy

12 October 2017

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.

Lord Deben and Paul Johnson reappointed to Committee on Climate Change

10 October 2017

The Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, and Committee member Paul Johnson have been reappointed to their roles. Lord Deben has led the Committee since 2012. His five-year term, due to end this year, has been extended for a further five years until September 2022. Paul Johnson’s five-year term, which also concludes this year, has been similarly extended for a further five years until 2022.

Adaptation Sub-Committee seeks new members

29 August 2017

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change is seeking two new expert members. The appointees will be responsible for helping to steer the work of the ASC, determining its strategic direction and providing impartial input into the Sub-Committee’s work.