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

8 August 2019 Publication

The future of carbon pricing in the UK (Vivid Economics)

This report, by Vivid Economics, accompanies advice from the Committee on Climate Change about the future of the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
8 August 2019 News story
Aerial photo of Saint Martin's fortified church in Aldington, Kent, England

CCC responds to IPCC land use and climate change report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today published a major new report which considers the importance of land use globally in reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
19 July 2019 Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019

The Committee’s 2018-2019 Annual Report and Accounts presents the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements for that period.
18 July 2019 Publication

Wood in Construction in the UK: An Analysis of Carbon Abatement Potential (BioComposites Centre)

This report on the greenhouse gas abatement potential of increasing the use of timber in construction in the UK, led by the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, informed the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy..
18 July 2019 Publication

Biopolymers (bio-based plastics) – An overview (JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd)

This overview of biopolymers by Professor Callum Hill of JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd was commissioned to inform the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy.
11 July 2019 Publication

How the UK met its carbon budgets (Cambridge Econometrics)

This report by Cambridge Econometrics was produced to support the Reducing UK emissions: 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, the Committee's annual update which assesses how well the UK is doing when it comes to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
10 July 2019 Publication

Briefing note on time lags in the climate system (Met Office)

The Met Office has produced a technical briefing note summarising the latest scientific understanding on time lags in the climate system, and what this implies for how much climate change the world is committed to in the short-term for different emissions trajectories.
10 July 2019 Publication

Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

There is potential to reduce carbon emissions further, by expanding the framework to address and drive down the lifecycle carbon associated with buildings, incorporating both embodied and sequestered carbon. This report, produced by AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change's Biomass in a low-carbon economy report, examines the options available for doing so.
10 July 2019 Publication

The costs and benefits of tighter standards for new buildings (Currie & Brown and AECOM)

This report, produced by Currie & Brown and AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change, summarises the research undertaken to inform the Committee’s recommendations on new build standards.
10 July 2019 News story

UK credibility on climate change rests on Government action over next 18 months

The UK has legislated for net-zero emissions by 2050 – now the UK Government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.