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31 October 2017
Blogs
31 October 2017 | Blogs

Five reflections on Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review

At over 200 pages, Professor Dieter Helm’s review of the cost of energy to UK businesses and households is wide-ranging. It covers many issues that fall firmly within our remit (such as the costs of decarbonising the UK’s electricity supply) and others that don’t (such as electricity network regulation and energy retail tariffs).
12 October 2017
News stories
12 October 2017 | News stories

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

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.
10 October 2017
News stories
10 October 2017 | News stories

Committee on Climate Change seeks new members

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is looking to appoint two new expert members specialising in climate science and the power sector.
10 October 2017
News stories
10 October 2017 | News stories

Lord Deben and Paul Johnson reappointed to Committee on Climate Change

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.
4 October 2017
Blogs
4 October 2017 | Blogs

Long-term outcomes for the natural environment – the climate change challenge

The independent Natural Capital Committee has just published its advice to the government on what long-term goals are needed for the UK’s natural environment over the coming 25 years. Climate change will exacerbate existing pressures on wildlife, water, soil health and habitats – so working out how this affects long-term goals (and how to measure success) is a huge challenge, says Kathryn Brown of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) secretariat.
15 September 2017
Publication
15 September 2017 | Publication

Land use modelling project (ECI)

This report outlines the findings from the first phase of a land use modelling project. The aim of the ECI research was to demonstrate that its integrated modelling approach could deliver a range of relevant outputs important for the land use project by the modelling of one mitigation-based scenario and one adaptation-focused scenario.
14 September 2017
Publication
14 September 2017 | Publication

CCC land use project update

This briefing note provides an update on the Committee on Climate Change and Adaptation Sub-Committee's ongoing work on land use. The Committee is exploring how improved use and management of land could deliver against both mitigation and adaptation objectives to 2050 and beyond.
12 September 2017
Blogs
12 September 2017 | Blogs

Under pressure: Preparing for UK water shortages

Climate change is likely to contribute to increased risk of water supply deficits. Although plans to manage the UK’s water supply and demand are in place, water companies may need to be more ambitious as they develop strategies for the future, says Gemma Holmes.
29 August 2017
News stories
29 August 2017 | News stories

Adaptation Sub-Committee seeks new members

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.
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