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UK aviation emissions must be consistent with UK climate change commitments, CCC says

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].


Infographic: The future of heating in UK buildings

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’.

Durham, UK - October 14, 2015. Rows of terraced houses in the city of Durham with Durham Cathedral in the background.

Concrete action needed to meet UK climate commitments following Paris Agreement and Brexit vote

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.


Infographic: Scotland’s progress in preparing for climate change

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.’


Action underway to prepare for climate change in Scotland but extent of progress hard to assess

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.

COP21 Paris - Plenary session

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.

Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland 2016

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.


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.


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.

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