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Apply the lessons of the past decade, or risk a poor deal for the public in the next

28 June 2018

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 […]

CCC congratulates former Chief Executive on OBE

11 June 2018

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.

Application for judicial review on the UK’s 2050 target

31 January 2018

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.

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 […]