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25 September 2017
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25 September 2017 | News stories

Scotland needs to take more action to meet its ambitious climate change plans

Scotland’s plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions into the 2030s will need to bring forward firmer policies in transport, heating and other sectors if it is to remain world-leading, the Committee on Climate Change says in its latest publication: Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2017 progress report To date, Scotland has made good progress […]
25 September 2017
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25 September 2017 | Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2017 progress report

This is the Committee’s sixth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
22 March 2017
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22 March 2017 | News stories

CCC delivers advice to Scottish Government on new Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government is proposing to table historic new climate change legislation in the Autumn. It has asked the Committee on Climate Change to provide independent advice on central aspects of that legislation. The Committee has now provided that advice.
9 March 2017
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9 March 2017 | News stories

Responses to Scottish Climate Change Bill call for evidence

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently provided advice to the Scottish Government on a new Climate Change Bill for Scotland. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.
14 December 2016
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14 December 2016 | News stories

Call for Evidence: Scottish Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government has committed to introducing a new Scottish Climate Change Bill. The Committee on Climate Change has been asked by the Scottish Government to provide advice on how the new Bill may look and is seeking evidence to help with that task.
8 November 2016
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8 November 2016 | Publication

Scottish unconventional oil and gas: Compatibility with Scottish emissions targets

The Committee on Climate Change was asked by the Scottish Government to examine the impacts of extraction of Scottish unconventional oil and gas (UOG), comprising shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane, on Scottish greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets. This report fulfils that duty.
8 November 2016
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8 November 2016 | Publication

Shale gas analysis for the CCC

In this report for the Committee on Climate Change, the TIAM-Grantham energy system model is used to consider the impact of a ‘dash for gas’ in Western Europe on global energy supply and emissions. The report builds on analysis carried out as part of the AVOID2 project.
27 September 2016
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27 September 2016 | News stories

Infographic: Scotland’s progress in preparing for climate change

This infographic provides a snapshot of progress being made in Scotland to prepare for the impacts of climate change. It accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2016 report 'Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment for the Scottish Parliament.'
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