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16 October 2020 News story

CCC welcomes Government commitment to publish Net Zero Strategy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the UK Government’s response to its June 2020 Progress Report and its renewed commitment to a greener, fairer and more resilient economic recovery from COVID-19.
6 October 2020 News story

CCC welcomes UK Government boost for offshore wind

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to boost the UK’s capacity to generate low-carbon power, delivering 40GW of electricity by 2030 in line with the CCC’s recommendations.
21 September 2020 News story
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CCC deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Dame Georgina Mace, a member of its Adaptation Committee.
28 August 2020 Publication

Letter – Vehicle Exercise Duty consultation

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP about the vehicle exercise duty consultation.
3 August 2020 News story

New website to host independent research on UK climate risk

The Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report is a collaborative effort involving over 130 organisations. As part of ongoing work on the Evidence Report, the CCC has launched a new website: The new site will provide a digital home for some of the latest research on climate risk, and allow for wider engagement on the key issue of how the changing climate will affect our lives.
29 July 2020 Publication

Sixth Carbon Budget and Welsh emissions targets – Call for Evidence Summary

In late 2019, the Committee launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in December 2020. In addition, the Committee sought input on Wales’ third carbon budget and interim emissions targets. Read a summary of the responses we received.
27 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Open letter – Adaptation Reporting Power

This is an open letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change to all reporting organisations covered by the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP).
23 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UKRI

This is a letter from Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer of the Committee on Climate Change to Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS Chief Executive Officer of the UK Research and Innovation offering our support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UK research and innovation.
20 July 2020 Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020

The Committee’s 2019-2020 Annual Report and Accounts presents the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements for that period.
17 July 2020 Insights

2020 Progress Report to Parliament – your questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the launch of our annual Progress Report to Parliament move online this year. This was a new format for us and the webinar we ran had a number of advantages over a physical event, receiving positive feedback from attendees. It was great to have so many people join the discussion from all four nations – and it has certainly given us pause for thought; we fully expect to run more web-based events in the future. Another advantage was that we were able to record the questions our 450 attendees wanted to ask us. We did our best to cover as many as we could during the live event but unfortunately didn’t have time to get through all 111. In this blog we seek to answer some of the most popular questions, grouped into eight key themes.