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Decisions about UK airport capacity must be consistent with the UK’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050 as set out in the Climate Change Act, the CCC says following the Government’s announcement [about its preferred option to expand capacity at London Heathrow/Gatwick Airport].
This infographic provides a snapshot of the key options for low-carbon heating. It accompanies the Committee on Climate Change’s 2016 report, ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’.
In a set of new reports, the Committee recommends that the Government vigorously pursues the full package of measures the CCC has identified in order to meet existing UK climate commitments at least cost.
This infographic provides a snapshot of progress being made in Scotland to prepare for the impacts of climate change. It accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2016 report ‘Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment for the Scottish Parliament.’
Steps are being taken to prepare for climate change, but a lack of evidence is making it difficult to judge whether Scotland’s vulnerability to climate impacts is increasing, remaining constant, or decreasing, the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the UK Government’s announcement that it will take the necessary steps to ratify the Paris Agreement, the international framework that seeks to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change.
The Government has confirmed it will go ahead with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. However, delivering a cost-effective, secure and low-carbon power system will require a number of further decisions about the power sector, the Committee on Climate Change says.
This infographic explains how greenhouse gas emissions are reducing in Scotland. It accompanies the Committee’s 2016 progress report to the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress
Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes renewed interest in Carbon Capture and Storage technology, given its potential importance in reducing UK emissions at least cost. The technology is the subject of a major new independent review by the Parliamentary Advisory Group on CCS.