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10 July 2019

Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

Supporting research

There is potential to reduce carbon emissions further, by expanding the framework to address and drive down the lifecycle carbon associated with buildings, incorporating both embodied and sequestered carbon. This report, produced by AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change's Biomass in a low-carbon economy report, examines the options available for doing so.

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10 July 2019

The costs and benefits of tighter standards for new buildings (Currie & Brown and AECOM)

Supporting research

This report, produced by Currie & Brown and AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change, summarises the research undertaken to inform the Committee’s recommendations on new build standards.

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10 July 2019

Reducing UK emissions – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

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This is the Committee's annual report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. It finds that UK action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind what is needed to meet legally-binding emissions targets.

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10 July 2019

Progress in preparing for climate change – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

Report

This report sets out the Adaptation Committee’s latest assessment of progress in preparing for climate change in England, and provides a first evaluation of the Government’s second National Adaptation Programme.

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7 June 2019

Letter: Carry-forward of surplus emissions (Lord Deben to Chris Skidmore MP)

Letter

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Chris Skidmore MP, Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth about the carry-forward of surplus emissions from the second carbon budget (2013-2017).

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6 June 2019

Living Carbon Free – Exploring what a net-zero target means for households (Energy Systems Catapult)

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The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) explored the role of households in a net-zero emissions society to accompany the CCC’s Net Zero report, looking at opportunities and challenges for households to reduce emissions from today's levels and to support the stretch from an 80% emissions reduction to a net-zero greenhouse gas target.

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30 May 2019

Non-CO2 abatement in the UK agricultural sector by 2050 (Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University)

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This consultancy report, produced by Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University, accompanies Chapter 7 of the CCC’s Net Zero Technical report.This report identifies the scope for additional cost-effective abatement of non-CO2 emissions in the UK agriculture sector by 2050.

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28 May 2019

Zero Emission HGV Infrastructure Requirements (Ricardo Energy and Environment)

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The Committee on Climate Change commissioned Ricardo Energy and Environment to carry out research to assess the infrastructure requirements and costs for the deployment of different zero emission heavy goods vehicle (HGV) technology options.

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22 May 2019

Assessment of potential to reduce UK F-gas emissions (Ricardo and Gluckman Consulting)

Supporting research

This report by Ricardo and Gluckman Consulting was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2018 Progress Report and 2019 Net Zero report.

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22 May 2019

Extension to Fuel Switching Engagement Study – Deep decarbonisation of UK industries – Assumptions Log

Supporting research

In a previous study for BEIS, Element Energy and Jacobs considered the potential of fuel switching in industrial heating applications. The study covered just over half of fossil fuel use in manufacturing (120 TWh of a total 215 TWh). The Committee on Climate Change commissioned Element Energy to extend the study so that abatement of all manufacturing combustion emissions by fuel switching was considered.