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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.
11 July 2012 News story

ASC report shows Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to climate change and should strengthen action to prepare – 24 November 2011

A report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change (ASC) finds that over coming decades, Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to impacts of climate change unless it strengthens measures to adapt.
31 January 2012 News story
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Good progress made in Scotland to reduce emissions – 31 January 2012

Good progress has been made in Scotland since 2009 to reduce emissions in order to tackle climate change, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC today published it first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change Act (2009).
31 January 2012 News story

Good progress made in Scotland to reduce emissions – 31 January 2012

Good progress has been made in Scotland since 2009 to reduce emissions in order to tackle climate change, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC today published it first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change Act (2009).
31 January 2012 Publication
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Reducing emissions in Scotland – 1st Progress Report

This is the Committee's first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009).
24 November 2011 News story

ASC report shows Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to climate change and should strengthen action to prepare – 24 November 2011

A report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change (ASC) finds that over coming decades, Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to impacts of climate change unless it strengthens measures to adapt.  
24 November 2011 Publication
How well is Scotland preparing for climate change?

How well is Scotland Preparing for Climate Change?

This the ASC's first report to Scotland. Following reports on how well the UK is prepared to deal with climate  change, the ASC was asked by the Scottish Government to undertake an  evaluation of how well Scotland is preparing for climate change.
1 August 2011 Publication
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Letter: CCC response to request for further information on Scottish targets for 2023-2027 – 1 August 2011

Our assessment against the criteria in the Act suggests that the costs, and fiscal and competitiveness impacts associated with the recommended targets are manageable. The same is true of impacts for rural communities and wider environmental impacts, while fuel poverty is an important issue which should be addressed through a combination of energy efficiency improvement and targeted support to low income households.