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

2 May 2019 News story

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming. The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
14 February 2019 Publication

CCC long-term targets report: Letter to UK Government and Devolved Administrations

This is a letter from the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations about the CCC's forthcoming advice on the UK's long-term climate change targets.
2 February 2018 Publication

Lord Deben writes to Devolved Administrations about Business Energy Tax Review and CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

This letter is from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, to Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Noel Lavery. It contains the Committee's latest advice on the impact of the Business Energy Tax Review and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
17 January 2018 Publication

Plugging the gap: An assessment of future demand for Britain’s electric vehicle public charging network

This report sets out the findings of new analysis of the demand for Electric Vehicle (EV) public charging infrastructure, given the future growth of electric vehicles in Great Britain to 2030.
19 December 2017 Publication
Welsh carbon targets

Building a low-carbon economy in Wales – Setting Welsh carbon targets

This report advises on the level at which Welsh interim carbon targets and Welsh carbon Budgets should be set. It comes in response to a request from the Welsh Government for independent advice from the Committee on Climate Change on these targets. The Committee’s advice takes into account specific factors relating to the Welsh economy and its sources of emissions.
19 December 2017 News story

Wales can tackle climate change while protecting industry, jobs and future generations

Wales can play a leading role in tackling climate change while growing its economy and improving the wellbeing of its population, the Committee on Climate Change says today in a new report. ‘Building a low-carbon economy in Wales – Setting Welsh carbon targets’ provides independent advice to the Welsh Government on the level at which […]
13 April 2017 Publication

Advice on the design of Welsh carbon targets

Advice on the design of Welsh carbon targets sets out the Committee's recommendations on developing emissions targets for Wales, following a request from the Welsh Government.
27 March 2017 News story

Dr. Rebecca Heaton joins Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today announces that Dr. Rebecca Heaton has been appointed to the Committee to strengthen its expertise in business affairs.
9 March 2017 News story

Responses to The Environment (Wales) Act call for evidence

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will shortly provide advice to the Welsh Government on future emissions targets. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.
16 December 2016 News story

Call for Evidence: Welsh Carbon Budgets

The Committee on Climate Change has been asked by the Welsh Government to provide advice on Welsh emissions targets and is seeking evidence to help with that task.