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28 June 2018 News story

Apply the lessons of the past decade, or risk a poor deal for the public in the next

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 […]
28 June 2018 Publication

Analysis of alternative UK heat decarbonisation pathways (Imperial)

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.
15 June 2018 Publication
DfT letter

CCC writes to Chris Grayling about Airports National Policy Statement

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.
11 June 2018 News story

CCC congratulates former Chief Executive on OBE

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.
6 June 2018 Publication

CCC writes to Michael Gove about proposed Environment Principles and Governance Bill

A letter from Lord Deben and Baroness Brown of Cambridge to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, in response to the consultation document on the proposed Environment Principles and Governance Bill.
3 May 2018 Blog
Data protection staff

The CCC’s new Chief Executive relishes the challenges ahead

A decade on, let’s celebrate what the CCC has achieved and restate the arguments for its creation, writes new Chief Executive, Chris Stark.
3 May 2018 Blog

All Change? A new vision for UK travel demand

Transport accounts for a higher share of overall UK greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of the economy. As the Commission on Travel Demand publishes its first report, the CCC’s Transport Team Leader Ewa Kmietowicz, says the time may now be ripe for policymakers to reframe their approach.
18 April 2018 News story

Lord Deben welcomes news that Government will seek CCC advice on UK’s long-term emissions targets

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Claire Perry MP, has announced that the Government will ask the Committee on Climate Change to provide new advice on the implications of the 2015 Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
29 March 2018 Publication

Baroness Brown writes to Lord Gardiner about the Adaptation Reporting Power

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), writes to Lord Gardiner about Defra's proposed approach to the third round of the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP). 
27 February 2018 News story

Lord Deben welcomes appointment of new Chief Executive, Chris Stark

Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), has welcomed the appointment of Chris Stark, the CCC’s new Chief Executive.