6 February 2020 News story
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed Scotland’s budget for 2020-21, which includes a range of measures to help tackle Scottish emissions – including money for peatland restoration, and schemes to decarbonise heating, agriculture and transport.
17 December 2019 Publication
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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 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.