2017 Report to Parliament – Summary and recommendations

This report presents the summary and recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change’s 2017 Report to Parliament and the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2017 Report to Parliament.

It finds that:

  • Two new plans covering emissions reductions and actions to prepare for climate change are needed to meet the UK’s climate change objectives
  • The plans to be developed by the new Government will be drawn up against a backdrop of changes that could help to deliver better policy. However, some of these changes also present risks to the delivery of those climate change plans
  • Climate policy is increasingly connected to wider issues, leading to new opportunities to create multiple benefits from action to address climate change



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