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24 March 2015 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2015 progress report

This is our fourth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
24 March 2015 News story

Good progress but much more to do to fulfil Scotland’s ambition

A new report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)  concludes that Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but that the Scottish Government will need to strengthen key policies to meet future targets.
12 February 2015 Publication
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Letter: Inclusion of Nitrogen Trifluoride in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 targeted gases

To: Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, Scotland Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform A letter from Lord Deben advising on the inclusion of the fluorinated greenhouse gas Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) in the list of targeted greenhouse gases under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
28 January 2015 Blog

First CCC meeting north of the border

On a cold January day, I joined our Chairman Lord Deben, other members of the Committee on Climate Change and colleagues from the CCC secretariat on the train at Kings Cross to head to Edinburgh for our January Committee meeting. This was the Committee’s first meeting to be held outside of London, and the first to be open to the public.
9 January 2015 Publication

Letter: Update on the work of the Adaptation Sub-Committee for Scotland

A letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee updating on progress regarding the assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme and the Climate Change Risk Assessment.
25 March 2014 News story

Gross greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by almost 10% in Scotland – 25 March 2014

Scotland has continued to make good progress towards meeting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Committee on Climate Change announced in its latest report.
25 March 2014 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2014 progress report

This is the Committee's third report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The report finds that emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011.
31 July 2013 Publication

Assessing the preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Assessing the type and level of adaptation action required to address climate risks in the ‘vulnerability hotspots’

This is  a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013). The supporting research considers climate impacts on a set of resource categories in terms of their perceived contribution of ecosystem services.
12 March 2013 News story

Scotland makes good progress in implementing its climate change strategy – 12 March 2013

Scotland has continued to make progress reducing emissions, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC today published its second progress report to Scottish Ministers, as requested under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009). Scotland is committed to a series of annual emission reductions targets, which are currently legislated from 2010 to 2027. […]
12 March 2013 Publication
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Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2013 progress report

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