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17 December 2019 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

The eighth annual Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament, required by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, assesses Scotland's progress in achieving its legislated targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
17 December 2019 News story
Committee on Climate Change Scottish Progress Report 2019

New ambitious actions needed for a Net Zero Scotland

Scotland must match the ambition of its world-leading Net Zero 2045 target with decisive action to strengthen climate change policy in all parts of the economy. Decisions over the next 12 months are likely to determine the direction of the next 25 years. The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2019 Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament shows that greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 3% in 2017, compared to a 10% fall in 2016.
8 August 2019 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Dr. Denis McMahon about the future of carbon pricing.
20 May 2019 Publication

CCC long-term targets report: Letter to Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

This is a letter from the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, Chris Stark, to the Convener of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (ECCLR), Gillian Martin MSP, about the CCC’s recent advice on long-term climate change targets for the UK and for Scotland.
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.
19 March 2019 Publication

Final assessment of Scotland’s first Climate Change Adaptation Programme

This report, by the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, is the second independent assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) which is required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
14 February 2019 Publication

CCC long-term targets report: Letter to UK Government and Devolved Administrations

This is a letter from the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations about the CCC's forthcoming advice on the UK's long-term climate change targets.
24 September 2018 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's seventh report on Scotland's progress towards meetings emissions targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
24 September 2018 News story

Scotland still outperforms the UK in reducing emissions but transport and agriculture remain significant challenges

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy.
11 July 2018 Blog

A pivotal moment for Scottish climate action

I am delighted that the Committee will be returning to Scotland later this week to hold another meeting in Edinburgh. It comes at an exciting time for Scottish climate action, writes CCC Chairman, Lord Deben.