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Latest: 9 August 2019

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Analysis on abating direct emissions from ‘hard-to-decarbonise’ homes (Element Energy & UCL)

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commissioned Element Energy and UCL to carry out research on the distribution and characteristics of homes considered ‘hard to decarbonise’, with a view to developing treatment packages for decarbonisation of the existing UK housing stock and informing the CCC’s advice on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK.

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8 August 2019

Letter: The future of carbon pricing

Letter

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Dr. Denis McMahon about the future of carbon pricing.

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8 August 2019

The future of carbon pricing in the UK (Vivid Economics)

Report

This report, by Vivid Economics, accompanies advice from the Committee on Climate Change about the future of the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

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19 July 2019

Annual Report and Accounts 2018-2019

Corporate plan, report and accounts

The Committee’s 2018-2019 Annual Report and Accounts presents the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements for that period.

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18 July 2019

Wood in Construction in the UK: An Analysis of Carbon Abatement Potential (BioComposites Centre)

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This report on the greenhouse gas abatement potential of increasing the use of timber in construction in the UK, led by the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, informed the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy..

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18 July 2019

Biopolymers (bio-based plastics) – An overview (JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd)

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This overview of biopolymers by Professor Callum Hill of JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd was commissioned to inform the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy.

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11 July 2019

How the UK met its carbon budgets (Cambridge Econometrics)

Report

This report by Cambridge Econometrics was produced to support the Reducing UK emissions: 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, the Committee's annual update which assesses how well the UK is doing when it comes to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

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10 July 2019

Briefing note on time lags in the climate system (Met Office)

Briefing note

The Met Office has produced a technical briefing note summarising the latest scientific understanding on time lags in the climate system, and what this implies for how much climate change the world is committed to in the short-term for different emissions trajectories.

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10 July 2019

Impacts of climate change on meeting Government outcomes in England (Paul Watkiss Associates)

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The Adaptation Committee contracted Paul Watkiss Associates to assess how climate change might affect the ability of Government to achieve existing policy outcomes.

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10 July 2019

Research to update the evidence base for indicators of climate-related risks and actions in England (ADAS)

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The ADAS report presents the results of work commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to update a number of the indicators of and evidence bases on climate-related risks and actions in England.