Consultations

The Committee on Climate Change regularly issues calls for evidence to gather the views of a wide range of experts when developing its advice.

Recent consultations

Building a zero carbon economy – Call for Evidence

This call for evidence has now closed.

On 15 October 2018 the governments of the UK, Scotland and Wales asked the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to provide advice on the UK and Devolved Administrations’ long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions and the UK’s transition to a net zero-carbon economy. Specifically: when the UK should reach net zero emissions of carbon dioxide and/or greenhouse gases as a contribution to global ambition under the Paris Agreement; if that target should be set now; the implications for emissions in 2050; how such reductions can be achieved; and the costs and benefits involved in comparison to existing targets. This Call for Evidence contributes to that advice. Read the responses we received.


Previous consultations

Responses to Biomass in a low-carbon economy Call for Evidence

In November 2018, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) updated its advice on the role of biomass in the UK’s low-carbon economy. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received. 

Responses to Welsh Carbon Budgets and Targets Call for Evidence

In December 2017, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provided advice to the Welsh Government on setting Welsh carbon targets. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received. 

Responses to Scottish Climate Change Bill Call for Evidence

In March 2017, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provided advice to the Scottish Government on a new Climate Change Bill for Scotland. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.

Responses to The Environment (Wales) Act Call for Evidence

In April 2017, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provided new advice to the Welsh Government on the design of Welsh carbon targets. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.