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CCC welcomes news that UK Government will take steps to ratify Paris Agreement

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.

Somerset, UK - February 28, 2016: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station Somerset, UK. Construction site of new nuclear power station project (Hinkley Point C).

Energy policy is about more than Hinkley, says CCC

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.

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Infographic: Scottish progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This infographic explains how greenhouse gas emissions are reducing in Scotland. It accompanies the Committee’s 2016 progress report to the Scottish Parliament.

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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.

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CCC welcomes renewed interest in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology

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.

Flooding on King's Staith, York, England, United Kingdom

CCC welcomes National Flood Resilience Review, but says further action needed to address UK flood risk

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) welcomes the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review. The review was commissioned by David Cameron’s Government following record rainfall totals and extensive flood damage last winter.

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Fifth Carbon Budget – Infographic

Households have an important role to play in meeting the fifth carbon budget. This infographic shows how every household can help to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

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CCC seeks new Committee Member (Business Affairs)

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is seeking a new member to strengthen its expertise in business affairs, with a particular focus on Wales or Northern Ireland. The successful candidate will be expected to become a member of the Committee as soon as they are appointed and will play an important role in shaping the work of the Committee in providing independent and expert advice on climate change policy to the …

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New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.

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Animation – UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

This animation sets out the key messages from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Synthesis Report.

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