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

7 October 2020 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the ninth annual Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament, required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It assesses Scotland's overall progress in achieving its legislated targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
7 October 2020 News story

Scotland can become the first UK nation to deliver a net-zero roadmap

Scotland must become the first UK nation to set out a net-zero-compatible plan, the CCC says today. Doing so would put it ahead of the rest of the UK, as Scotland seeks to become the UK’s first net-zero economy by 2045.
6 May 2020 Publication

Letter: Building a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to Roseanna Cunningham MSP

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. The letter is in response to a formal request for advice on a ‘green recovery for Scotland’.
6 May 2020 News story

Take urgent action on six key principles for a resilient recovery

The Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy.
6 February 2020 News story
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CCC welcomes climate action in Scottish Budget

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

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.