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

9 March 2017 News story

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 News story

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 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 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 News story
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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.'
27 September 2016 News story
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Action underway to prepare for climate change in Scotland but extent of progress hard to assess

Steps are being taken to prepare for climate change, but a lack of evidence is making it difficult to judge whether Scotland’s vulnerability to climate impacts is increasing, remaining constant, or decreasing, the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
27 September 2016 Publication

Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment

This statutory report is the Adaptation Sub-Committee's first to the Scottish Parliament. It provides an interim evaluation of the progress being made to prepare for climate change, two years after the Scottish Government published its inaugural Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) in 2014.
13 September 2016 News story
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Infographic: Scottish progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This infographic explains how greenhouse gas emissions are reducing in Scotland. It accompanies the Committee's 2016 progress report to the Scottish Parliament.
13 September 2016 News story

Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress

Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.
13 September 2016 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2016 progress report

This is the CCC's fifth report on Scotland's progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.