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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.
6 June 2018 Publication

ASC writes to Scottish Government about outcomes-based approach for the SCCAP

A letter from Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation for the Adaptation Sub-Committee, to Clare Harrison, Deputy Director, Head of Decarbonisation at the Scottish Government. The letter provides advice on using an outcomes-based approach for the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
2 February 2018 Publication

Lord Deben writes to Devolved Administrations about Business Energy Tax Review and CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

This letter is from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, to Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Noel Lavery. It contains the Committee's latest advice on the impact of the Business Energy Tax Review and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
19 January 2018 Blog
An electric car in charging on the street

Plugging the gap: What next for Britain’s EV public charging network?

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rising, as is demand for charging points. New research commissioned by the CCC shows that although there are challenges to extending the public EV charging network, Britain is well placed to increase both the number and distribution of chargers and kick-start an EV revolution, says Ellie Davies.
17 January 2018 Publication

Plugging the gap: An assessment of future demand for Britain’s electric vehicle public charging network

This report sets out the findings of new analysis of the demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) public charging infrastructure, given the future growth of electric vehicles in Great Britain to 2030.
15 January 2018 Publication

Letter from Lord Deben to Roseanna Cunningham MSP advising on Scottish climate target framework

This letter from Lord Deben responds to a request from Roseanna Cunningham MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform) for advice on the best design of a statutory climate target framework, to further inform the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.
25 September 2017 News story

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.
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 News story

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.
22 March 2017 Publication

Advice on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill

This report presents the Committee on Climate Change’s advice on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.