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15 March 2016 Publication

Letter from Lord Krebs to Defra on UKCP18 climate projections

This letter is in response to a request for advice on the next set of UK climate projections, called UKCP18, in particular on how well the projections will meet the needs of end users, including to inform the next UK Climate Change Risk Assessment report, due in 2022.
24 February 2016 Publication
Credits Letter 3CB

Use of offset credits to meet the third carbon budget

A letter from Lord Deben to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change advising on the use of offset credits to meet the third carbon budget (2018-2022).
22 February 2016 Publication

Letter from Lord Krebs to Elizabeth Truss MP on water abstraction

Lord Krebs, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, has written to the Secretary of State, Elizabeth Truss MP, to offer the Committee's support for the Government's proposed water abstraction reforms set out in January 2016.
12 February 2016 Publication

Response to 2015 progress report from UK Regulators Network

The Chair of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN), Cathryn Ross, has written to the Committee on Climate Change. The letter comes in response to the Adaptation Sub-Committee's (ASC) 2015 progress report to Parliament. The ASC's report included a recommendation directed at the UKRN.
12 February 2016 Publication

Response to 2015 progress in preparing for climate change report from Ofwat Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Ofwat, Cathryn Ross, has written to the Committee on Climate Change. The letter comes in response to the Adaptation Sub-Committee's (ASC) 2015 progress report to Parliament. The ASC's report included a number of recommendations directed at Ofwat.
28 January 2016 Publication
CCC letter to Amber Rudd MP

Implications of the Paris Agreement for the fifth carbon budget

A letter from the Committee on Climate Change to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change setting out how the outcome of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP21) affects the CCC's advice on the recommended level of the UK's fifth carbon budget.
28 January 2016 News story

Fifth carbon budget allows for greater ambition set out in Paris Agreement

The Committee's advice to the Government on the level of the fifth carbon budget remains the same in light of the Paris Agreement, the CCC says today in a letter to The Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
20 January 2016 Publication
Letter to Huw Irranca-Davies

Submission to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on soil health

Lord Krebs of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) has written to Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Chair of the Commons' Environmental Audit Committee, to provide written evidence to the EAC's inquiry into soil health.
15 January 2016 News story
CCC Infographic Flood Risk

Infographic: Future flood risk in the UK

More action is needed to help the UK adapt to climate change, alongside significant new investment, if we're to address the increasing risk of flooding due to rising global temperatures, a new CCC infographic shows.
12 January 2016 News story

Ece Ozdemiroglu and Rosalyn Schofield join Adaptation Sub-Committee

The Committee on Climate Change today announces the appointment of a leading environmental economist and a senior business director to its Adaptation Sub-Committee.