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12 May 2009 News story

Chair appointed to new Adaptation Sub-Committee to CCC – 12 May 2009

The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of  the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). As the Chair of the Sub-Committee Lord Krebs will also sit on the main Committee.
11 May 2009 News story

WI calls for women to have a greater role in tackling climate change – 11 May 2009

The Women’s Institute has launched a climate change campaign aimed at ensuring that women have proper representation in the run-up to the UN Conference in Copenhagen in December.
24 April 2009 News story

Carbon budgets now require an ambitious roadmap to meet them – 24 April 2009

Baroness Wilcox, Opposition Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change chaired a lively seminar event this morning, where delegates discussed how the ambitious targets set in the Carbon Budgets this week, will be met. Keynote speaker David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC, set out the committee’s recommendations, which if met by Government action, will see the UK leading globally in the fight against climate change.
23 April 2009 News story

No role for conventional coal beyond 2020s – 23 April 2009

The CCC has welcomed Government’s announcement today that any new coal fired plants should only built with the expectation that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology can be retrofitted.
23 April 2009 News story

No role for conventional coal beyond 2020s say CCC – 23 April 2009

The Government today responded to proposals by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on conditionality that should be attached to investment in any new coal fired power stations.
22 April 2009 News story

Action must follow setting of carbon budgets – 22 April 2009

The CCC has welcomed the Government’s acceptance of their carbon budget targets, which, if successful, will see a 34% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020. The Government also confirmed that they will not purchase offset credits up to 2020 to meet the budgets, ensuring that real action to tackle climate change happens within the UK.
22 April 2009 News story

CCC calls for Government to follow carbon budgets with real action to reduce emissions – 22 April 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomed the Government’s commitment today for the introduction of three legally binding carbon budgets which will, if met lead to a 34% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020. The Government was responding to and accepting the findings of the CCC’s first report, Building a low-carbon economy which set out what the UK’s carbon emissions reduction targets for the period to 2020 should be. It previously accepted the CCC’s recommendation of an 80% emissions cut by 2050.
12 February 2009 News story

CCC welcomes Government plans to improve energy efficiency in homes – 12 February 2009

The CCC has welcomed Government plans outlined today that would see millions of homeowners provided with help to improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills. Under the plan, every household in Britain will receive expert, targeted help to reduce their fuel bills and access low-carbon heat and power in their homes.
15 January 2009 News story

CCC to report on new aviation emissions cap – 15 January 2009

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been asked by the Government to conduct a review into how UK aviation emissions can be limited to below 2005 levels in 2050. The aviation target will play a useful role in buttressing the UK’s overall commitment to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (below 1990 levels) in 2050.
15 December 2008 Publication

Integrated assessment modelling

This is the technical appendix to chapter 2 of the report Building a low-carbon economy - the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change.