To: National Assembly for Wales Environment and Sustainability Committee A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate change, providing initial observations on the use of carbon budgets within the Environment (Wales) Bill (2015).
This is our fourth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
A letter from Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change seeking advice from the CCC on how to deal with a 'loophole' in in the carbon budgets system whilst maintaining the integrity of the UK's approach to tackling climate change.
Letter: Response to the consultation on changes to the Display Energy Certificates regime in public buildingsLetters
A letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, setting out the case for not weakening the Display Energy Certificate regime for public buildings.
To: Rt Hon. Joan Walley MP, Chair Environmental Audit Committee A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, responding to the EAC’s letter of 4 February asking for our assessment of the consistency of UK shale gas production with carbon budgets. Read the original letter on the EAC’s website.
To: Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, DEFRA Secretary of State A letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, suggesting further steps are necessary to make sure the proposed changes to the planning system are successful in promoting sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Read the ASC’s previous letter to the Secretary of State advising on SuDS.
To: Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, Scotland Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform A letter from Lord Deben advising on the inclusion of the fluorinated greenhouse gas Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) in the list of targeted greenhouse gases under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
Letter: Response to Airports Commission consultation on increasing the UK’s long-term aviation capacityLetters
The CCC has written to the Airports Commission in response to their consultation on increasing the UK's long-term aviation capacity. The letter recommends that given the need to limit aviation demand growth in a carbon-constrained world, this should be reflected in the economic analysis of infrastructure investments.
To: Brendan McCafferty, Chief Executive, Flood Re This letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the newly appointed Flood Re Chief Executive sets out advice on how to design Flood Re (flood insurance proposals) to encourage reduction of flood risk.
In a letter to Amber Rudd, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the CCC advised that addressing fuel poverty and meeting carbon budgets can (and should) go hand in hand.