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23 January 2020 Publication

Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

This report presents the CCC’s first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural and land use policies. The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.
23 January 2020 News story

Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions

The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies.
18 December 2019 Publication

Letter: CCC writes to the new Prime Minister

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC's Adaptation Committee, to new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
18 December 2019 Blog

2020 must be the year of climate action

Much has been written about 2019’s General Election – much more will be said about the decisive result and its implications. GE2019 was not quite ‘the climate election’, as some had billed it, but it was the election where a seismic shift occurred in the ambitions of the main political parties in addressing climate change. Reaching net-zero emissions UK-wide is now baked in and attention must turn to making it happen.
5 December 2019 News story

CCC launches Call for Evidence to inform advice on UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has launched a new Call for Evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in September 2020.
2 November 2019 News story

CCC welcomes Treasury Net Zero Review

The Treasury has announced that it intends to conduct a review into the costs of the UK’s transition to a Net Zero economy. The CCC has issued a response.
17 October 2019 News story
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CCC to publish Sixth Carbon Budget in September 2020

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will publish its recommendation on the level of the Sixth Carbon Budget in September 2020, CCC Chairman Lord Deben has announced.
17 October 2019 Publication

Letter: Treasury decarbonisation funding review

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben to Simon Clarke MP about the Treasury decarbonisation funding review.
15 October 2019 News story

Committee comments on Government response to CCC’s 2019 Progress Report

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued a statement following today’s publication of the Government’s official response to the CCC’s 2019 Progress Report to Parliament.
11 October 2019 News story

New senior team for the Committee on Climate Change

The CCC has made two new senior appointments to its secretariat, concluding a process which delivers a new-look leadership team for the organisation.