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

20 November 2009 Publication
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Advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn responds to the Committee’s initial advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and sets out some key aspects of the project in terms of scope and governance.
28 October 2009 Publication

Projecting global emissions, concentrations and temperatures

This is the technical appendix to chapter 1 of the CCC report: Building a low-carbon economy - the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change.
16 October 2009 News story

Experts in public health and climate forecasting appointed to ASC – 16 October 2009

The Secretary of State for Environment, Hilary Benn, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Miliband, today announced that Professor Anne Johnson and Professor Tim Palmer will take up the remaining two posts in the Adaptation Sub-Committee, which is chaired by Lord John Krebs.
12 October 2009 News story

UK needs to achieve a step change in its pace of emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets – 12 October 2009

The first annual report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), published today, concludes that a step change is required in the pace of UK emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets, and that in some areas, new policy approaches will be required to deliver the Government’s Low Carbon Transition Plan.
12 October 2009 Publication
Meeting carbon budgets - the need for a step change (1st progress report)

Meeting carbon budgets – the need for a step change

This is the CCC's first annual progress report to Parliament. It assesses the progress that has been made by Government so far in reducing emissions and the implications of the recession and 'credit crunch' for meeting carbon budgets.
12 October 2009 News story

UK needs to achieve a step change in its pace of emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets- 12 October 2009

The first annual report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), published today, concludes that a step change is required in the pace of UK emissions reduction to meet carbon budgets, and that in some areas, new policy approaches will be required to deliver the Government’s Low Carbon Transition Plan.
9 September 2009 News story

Global aviation emissions must be capped to tackle climate change – 9 September 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised the UK Government ahead of talks at Copenhagen that global aviation emissions should be capped as part of a wider global agreement to tackle climate change.
9 September 2009 News story

Global aviation emissions must be capped to tackle climate change – 9 September 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised the UK Government ahead of talks at Copenhagen that global aviation emissions should be capped as part of a wider global agreement to tackle climate change.  Developed countries will need to take the lead in making significant reductions in cutting aviation emissions, ensuring that these are no higher – and possibly lower – than 2005 levels in the period to 2050.
9 September 2009 Publication
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CCC advice on a framework for reducing global aviation emissions

This letter sets out the Committee’s advice on a framework for reducing global aviation emissions.
16 July 2009 News story

CCC’s first Annual Report published – 16 July 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today published its first Annual Report and Accounts for the period ended 31 March 2009.