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18 January 2018 News story

Georgina Mace and Michael Davies appointed to Adaptation Sub-Committee

The Environment Secretary and Devolved Administrations have appointed Professor Georgina Mace and Professor Michael Davies to the Adaptation Sub-Committee.
17 January 2018 Publication

Lord Deben writes to Chris Grayling on Road to Zero Strategy

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, to Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, about the Government's 'Road to Zero' Strategy which aims to reduce emissions from UK road transport.
17 January 2018 News story
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UK’s ambitious Clean Growth Strategy must be translated urgently into action

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, required under the Climate Change Act, sets out the next steps to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Although ambitious, the Strategy does not go far enough. Urgent action is needed to flesh out current plans and proposals, and supplement them with additional measures, to meet […]
17 January 2018 Publication

An independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy: From ambition to action

This report provides the Committee on Climate Change’s independent assessment of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy.
4 January 2018 Blog

Climate change: the future of UK cities

Cities have a crucial role to play if the UK is to take effective action on climate change. Emissions from cities must fall significantly, and our urban spaces must prepare for the changes that climate change will bring. Gemma Holmes of the Adaptation Sub-Committee secretariat outlines the challenges.
6 November 2017 Publication

Role of agriculture, land use and the natural environment in tackling climate change

This letter, to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, emphasises the crucial role that agriculture and the natural environment have to play in reducing UK emissions and preparing for a changing climate.
31 October 2017 Blog

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 story
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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 story
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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 story

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.