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8 August 2019 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Dr. Denis McMahon about the future of carbon pricing.
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.
8 February 2019 Publication

Reducing emissions in Northern Ireland

In this report, the Committee sets out how Northern Ireland can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030 in order to meet UK-wide 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.
19 January 2018 Blog
An electric car in charging on the street

Plugging the gap: What next for Britain’s EV public charging network?

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are rising, as is demand for charging points. New research commissioned by the CCC shows that although there are challenges to extending the public EV charging network, Britain is well placed to increase both the number and distribution of chargers and kick-start an EV revolution, says Ellie Davies.
6 January 2016 Publication

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act (2015 update)

This report considers the appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act following a request to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) from the Northern Ireland Executive Minister. The report provides an update on an earlier report on the same topic, produced by the CCC in 2011.
16 March 2015 Blog

CCC visits Northern Ireland

Our Chairman Lord Deben, Chief Executive Matthew Bell and I spent 2 days in Northern Ireland in March 2015 on invitation of the Environment Minister, Mark H. Durkan. In emission terms, Northern Ireland (NI) is the smallest of the devolved nations, accounting for only 3.6% of UK emissions. However, the province faces particular challenges in […]
2 November 2011 News story

CCC advises Northern Ireland Executive to harness significant and low cost opportunities to reduce emissions – 2 November 2011

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will today advise the Northern Ireland Environment Minister that legislated emission reduction targets could be helpful to harness the significant opportunities to reduce emissions in Northern Ireland.
2 November 2011 Publication
The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act - Northern Ireland Report

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act – Northern Ireland Report

This report assesses the appropriateness of a legally-binding emission reduction targets for Northern Ireland. It considers the current emissions profile in Northern Ireland and recent trends, the existing legislative and policy framework and opportunities and challenges in reducing emissions. It concludes that legislation could be helpful in driving the emissions reductions in Northern Ireland.
2 November 2011 News story

CCC advises Northern Ireland Executive to harness significant and low cost opportunities to reduce emissions – 2 Nov 2011

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will today advise the Northern Ireland Environment Minister that legislated emission reduction targets could be helpful to harness the significant opportunities to reduce emissions in Northern Ireland.