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

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.
13 July 2016 Publication

CCC response to request for updated advice on Scottish emissions targets

This is a letter from Matthew Bell, CCC Chief Executive, to Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in response to a request for updated advice pursuant to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.
15 March 2016 News story

Maintain high Scottish ambition to tackle climate change and deliver 61% emissions reduction by 2030, says CCC

The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
15 March 2016 Publication

Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032 – The high ambition pathway towards a low-carbon economy

The Climate Change Act (Scotland) 2009 requires Scottish Ministers to request advice when setting Scottish climate change targets. This report sets out the Committee's recommended annual emissions targets for Scotland for 2028-2032.