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

2 May 2019 News story

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming. The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
2 May 2019 Publication

Net Zero – Technical Report

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales.
17 April 2019 Publication

Net Zero – Responses to Call for Evidence

On 15 October 2018 the governments of the UK, Scotland and Wales asked the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to provide advice on the UK and Devolved Administrations’ long-term climate change targets. The Committee launched a call for evidence to help inform that advice. These are the responses we received.
15 April 2019 News story

CCC launches Call for Evidence on UK risks and opportunities from climate change

The CCC has launched a call for evidence to identify relevant published information about the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.
4 April 2019 News story

Professor Keith Bell appointed to Committee on Climate Change

Keith Bell, Professor of electronic and electrical engineering at the University of Strathclyde, has been appointed to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) by the UK Government and Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
25 March 2019 Publication

Updating an assessment of the costs and benefits of low-regret climate change adaptation options in the residential buildings sector

Updating an assessment of the costs and benefits of low-regret climate change adaptation options in the residential buildings sector. This report, by Wood, accompanies the CCC's UK housing: Fit for the future? report, published in February 2019.
19 March 2019 News story

Chris Stark: Towards Net Zero

On 2 May, the CCC will publish new advice on the UK's long-term climate change targets. Ahead of that report to Government, CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark, addressed the Business Green Leaders Briefing to share his observations about the 'climate choices' that lie ahead.
13 March 2019 News story

CCC welcomes Government commitments to new low-carbon homes and green gas

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes news that the UK Government intends to implement a series of new measures to help reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.
21 February 2019 News story
Aerial view of UK housing

UK homes unfit for the challenges of climate change, CCC says

Government must act now to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to safeguard our comfort, health and wellbeing as the climate changes, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
21 February 2019 Publication

UK housing: Fit for the future?

This report, by the Committee on Climate Change and its Adaptation Committee, assesses whether the UK's housing stock is adequately prepared for the challenges of climate change.