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The current UK heatwave and water shortages highlight the need for Government to redouble its efforts to address the risk from climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says.
The Government today announced that it will hold auctions in 2019 for the supply of renewable energy, and then every two years. The Committee welcomes today’s announcement, while restating the need for a route to market for onshore wind, beyond remote island providers.
Permission has today been refused for the application for a judicial review into the Government’s decision not to amend the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target following the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The Government has today published the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) for England, setting out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather. The Committee has responded.
The Road to Zero Strategy contains welcome ambition to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030 and to increase new charging infrastructure in homes and on streets. But there are many missed opportunities too, the CCC says.
Ten years after the Climate Change Act came into force, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. Unless action is taken now, the public faces an unnecessarily expensive […]
The former Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, Matthew Bell, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his contribution to combatting climate change.
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.