Our impact

The Committee on Climate Change’s advice is directly reflected in UK-wide legislation and policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

The Committee’s recommendations have also helped to shape climate change and environmental legislation and policy in Scotland and Wales.

Our wider influence

More broadly, the Committee has supported an increased understanding, awareness and debate of the challenges and opportunities in moving to a low-carbon economy and preparing for the impacts of climate change. We publish our conclusions, analysis and the underlying data in the publications section of this website.

CCC publications and recommendations are frequently referenced in the UK and devolved Parliaments and assemblies, university lecture courses, media reports, at industry events and, increasingly, by the wider public. We engage widely, through hundreds of meetings and speaking events each year and are always open to reviewing new evidence.

At an international level, too, we are often asked to provide advice to governments, NGOs and academics seeking to understand the role of an independent scrutiny body like the CCC in the successful delivery of the UK’s Climate Change Act.