Committee on Climate Change

Committee on Climate Change logo

Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

18 March 2020 News story

CCC response to coronavirus (Covid-19)

Managing the impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is of considerable concern to everyone at the Committee on Climate Change.
11 March 2020 News story

Climate change measures in Budget 2020 a small step in the right direction

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes new measures to reduce emissions and improve the UK’s resilience to climate change in the Government’s Budget 2020, but says new investment must now be supported by longer-term policies to get UK climate action back on track.
5 March 2020 Insights

The path to Net Zero – CCC’s homework in the Year of Climate Action

2020. It’s the year of climate action. The decade of delivery . Fridays are for the future. These slogans are apt at a crucial time in the fight against climate change. The groups issuing them– government, business, and citizens – must all work in partnership to achieve success. Here at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) we will continue to play our role, making evidence-based recommendations to inform the UK’s climate response. The big one for us this year will come on 9 September, when we publish our advice to Government on the recommended level of the sixth carbon budget.
3 March 2020 News story

CCC welcomes Government re-commitment to onshore wind and solar

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes news that the UK Government will recommit to supporting the cheapest forms of low-carbon electricity generation; onshore wind and solar energy.
20 February 2020 Publication

Letter: Flood and Coastal Resilience Standards

This is a joint letter from the Chair of the Adaptation Committee, the National Infrastructure Commission and Flood Re on Flood and Coastal Resilience Standards. The letter highlights the need to make a clear statement of ambition to ensure the nation’s resilience to flooding and climate change that goes further.
18 February 2020 Publication

Letter: Future Homes Standard and proposals for tightening Part L in 2020

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 the Secretary of State Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP.
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 Insights

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.