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 development of the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy offered a unique opportunity for policy-makers to set out their vision for a cleaner, greener UK transport system. Although encouraging in parts, overall the Strategy still leaves plenty of questions unanswered, says Ewa Kmietowicz.
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.
Whilst the recent warm weather has been a welcome treat for some of us, extended hot and dry periods put extra pressure on UK water supplies. Climate change is only adding to the problem. David Style says steps must be taken now, by regulators, water companies and individuals, to ensure the taps don’t run dry in the years ahead.
The Committee’s 2017-2018 Annual Report and Accounts presents the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements for that period.
In this report the Committee sets out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track, based on the lessons of the last decade.
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 […]
This report accompanies the CCC's 2018 Progress Report to Parliament. It was written by Imperial College London. It evaluates the technical feasibility and overall system costs of alternative heat decarbonisation pathways.
A letter from the Committee on Climate Change to the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, about the Airports National Policy Statement.
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.