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

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.
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 Insights

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.