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15 July 2014 Publication

Meeting Carbon Budgets – 2014 Progress Report to Parliament

This is our sixth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers. This year the report also includes a full assessment of how the first carbon budget (2008-2012) was met, drawing out policy lessons and setting out what is required for the future to stay on track for the legislated carbon budgets and the 2050 target.
26 June 2014 Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2013 – 2014

The Committee’s 2013-2014 Annual Report & Accounts was laid in Parliament on 26th June 2014. It contains the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements.
23 June 2014 Blog

A global deal of national climate change laws?

In early June national legislators from over 70 parliaments met in Mexico to discuss the role national climate change legislation can play in a future global deal. The meeting was timely as national climate legislation continues to develop apace. For example, this month both Denmark and Finland have adopted new climate change laws. Both countries […]
23 May 2014 News story

Committee on Climate Change Chief Executive departs – 23 May 2014

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, has announced he will be leaving to take on a new role.
12 May 2014 Publication

Corporate plan for 2014-2017

The Committee’s corporate plans set out our current and future work objectives and priorities.
30 April 2014 Publication

Current and future risk to the chemicals, paper and mining and quarrying industries (by WRc)

This report was commissioned from WRc by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). It provides supporting research for the ASC's report: Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy - Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report.
22 April 2014 Publication

Infrastructure in a low-carbon energy system to 2030 (by Element Energy and Imperial)

This report was commissioned from Element Energy and Imperial College London by the Committee. It provides supporting research for the CCC's Fourth Carbon Budget Review - part 2. The supporting research looks at the cost of the infrastructure required for a low carbon system by 2030, with regards to transmission and distribution systems.
17 April 2014 Blog

Does the IPCC endorse shale gas?

Recent headlines have suggested that the latest IPCC report endorses shale gas. We take a look at what the report actually says.
16 April 2014 News story
House of Commons

CCC advises government not to “bank” emissions

The CCC has recommended that emission reduction targets should not be relaxed for the second carbon budget period.
16 April 2014 Publication
House of Commons

Letter: Decision on whether to carry forward emissions

CCC has written to Greg Barker setting out advice on carrying forward emissions from the first carbon budget to the the second.