Calls for Evidence

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

Open calls for evidence

The Sixth Carbon Budget and Welsh emissions targets

  • The Committee has launched a new Call for Evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in September 2020. In addition, the Committee is seeking input on Wales’ third carbon budget and interim emissions targets. This Call for Evidence will contribute to the advice published. Evidence should be submitted by Wednesday, 5 February 2020. Read more and submit a response to the Call for Evidence.

CCRA 3

  • A second Call for Evidence is now open to inform the UK’s 3rd Climate Change Risk Assessment. The evidence underpinning the UK’s third CCRA is being assessed by a team of experts commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change and led by the University of Exeter in partnership with the Met Office. They are seeking academic and non-academic evidence on risks and opportunities to the UK from changes in our own climate and from climate change elsewhere in the world, and on adaptation measures in place or planned. Following the first call for evidence in April, the CCRA authors have identified several gaps in evidence that they would appreciate more information. Evidence should be submitted by 31 January 2020. Read more and submit a response to the Call for Evidence.
  • Online Climate Risk Survey for businesses operating in the UK. As part of the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics in collaboration with the Committee on Climate Change are investigating climate risks to businesses and industry in the UK. As part of this process we are inviting businesses in the UK to participate in this survey, which is open till 12 December 2019. Read more and participate in the online climate risk survey for businesses operating in the UK.

Previous calls for evidence

Responses to Building a zero carbon economy call for evidence

In October 2018, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) updated its advice on the UK and Devolved Administrations’ long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC sought evidence to help with that task. Read the responses we received.

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.