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11 December 2013

The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2: the cost effective path to the 2050 target

Report

This is the second document of a two-part review of the Fourth Carbon Budget, which covers 2023 to 2027. The Fourth Carbon Budget, agreed by the Government in June 2011, was scheduled to be reviewed in 2014. The first part of the review is available here: The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 1: assessment of climate risk and the international response (November 2013).

25 November 2013

Letter: Advice on designing flood insurance proposals to encourage flood risk reduction

Letter

This letter sets out advice on how to design Flood Re (flood insurance proposals) to encourage reduction of flood risk, which builds on the proposals recently announced by Defra together with evidence from public sources and previous Committee reports.

7 November 2013

The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 1: assessment of climate risk and the international response

Report

This is the first document of a two-part review of the Fourth Carbon Budget, which covers 2023 to 2027. The Fourth Carbon Budget, agreed by the Government in June 2011, was scheduled to be reviewed in 2014. The second part of the review is available here: The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2: the cost effective path to the 2050 target (December 2013).

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3 October 2013

Letter: Implications of European circumstances for the 4th carbon budget review

Letter, Report

Responses to our recent Call for Evidence suggested the need to clarify at an early stage the implications of European circumstances for the budget, which we are now able to do.

9 September 2013

Letter: CCC responds to draft EMR delivery plan

Letter

This letter calls for the Government to provide more clarity over ambition for the 2020s and suggests that the final Delivery Plan should include a slower degression in strike prices for offshore wind.

31 July 2013

Restoration of fen peatland under climate change

Supporting research

This is a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013).

The supporting research assesses the implications of fen peatland restoration and conservation

31 July 2013

Assessing the preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Assessing the type and level of adaptation action required to address climate risks in the ‘vulnerability hotspots’

Supporting research

This is  a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013).

The supporting research considers climate impacts on a set of resource categories in terms of their perceived contribution of ecosystem services.

28 July 2013

Assessing preparedness of England’s natural resources for a changing climate: Exploring trends in vulnerability to climate change using indicators

Supporting research

This is a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013).

The supporting research identifies trends in vulnerability to climate change for a selection of England’s terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and the services that they provide.

28 July 2013

Review of the impacts of carbon budget measures on human health and the environment (by Ricardo AEA)

Supporting research

This report was commissioned from Ricardo-AEA by the Committee on Climate Change. It provides supporting information for the Fourth Carbon Budget Review part 2 – the cost-effective path to the 2050 target report.

10 July 2013

Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2013

Report

This report reviews some of the key ecosystem services provided by the land.  Specifically, the report addresses the use of land to continue to deliver important goods and services in the face of a changing climate – supplying food and timber, providing habitat for wildlife, storing carbon in the soil, and coping with sea level rise on the coast. It explores the extent to which decisions about the land are helping the country to prepare for climate change.