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4 July 2013

Letter: CCC to the Aviation Commission


We read with interest the Aviation Commission’s discussion paper “Aviation and Climate Change”.

In working out appropriate investments in aviation infrastructure, it is essential to recognise that aviation emissions are included in the target to reduce economy wide emissions by 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels, which is set in the Climate Change Act.

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3 July 2013

Letter: CCC advice on amending the Carbon Accounting Regulations


A letter from Lord Debden to Gregory Marker MP regarding advice from the CCC on amending the Carbon Accounting Regulations

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1 July 2013

Letter: CCC review of the 4th Carbon Budget


The review of the budget is provided for under sections 21 and 22 of the Climate Change Act. These require that the basis for the review should be an assessment by the Committee of whether the circumstances under which the budget was set have significantly changed.

30 June 2013

Estimating emissions associated with future UK consumption patterns (by Leeds University)

Supporting research

This report was commissioned from Leeds University by the Committee on Climate Change. It provides supporting research for the CCC’s report: Reducing the UK’s carbon footprint and managing competitiveness risks.

27 June 2013

Annual report and accounts 2012 – 2013

Corporate plan, report and accounts

The Committee’s 2012-2013 Annual Report & Accounts was laid in Parliament on 27th June 2013. It contains the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements.

26 June 2013

Meeting Carbon Budgets – 2013 Progress Report to Parliament


This is our fifth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers, and we assess progress developing new policies which are required in order to reduce emissions. The report includes assessment at the level of the economy, the non-traded and traded sectors, the key emitting sectors and the devolved administrations.

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25 June 2013

Letter: CCC evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee


We submitted a letter to the Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into what the public understand about climate, where people look for their information and how that may impact climate change policy.

31 May 2013

Analysis of the air quality impacts of potential CCC scenarios (by Imperial)

Supporting research

This report was commissioned from Imperial College London by the Committee on Climate Change. It supports the Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2. The report provides detail about the air quality impacts of three scenarios and explores the air quality impacts of changes in the agricultural sector.

23 May 2013

Next steps on Electricity Market Reform


This report shows that there is a clear benefit in committing to invest in low-carbon generation through the 2020s. The Government recently published a package of measures which would support investment in low-carbon technologies in the years up to 2020.

24 April 2013

Reducing the UK’s carbon footprint and managing competitiveness risks


This report finds that there is a need to cut imported emissions as well as those produced in the UK. Imported emissions have grown in line with incomes, and reflecting the low share of manufacturing in UK GDP.

This report examines both the size of UK’s carbon footprint and the impact of low-carbon policies on UK competitiveness. It aims to provide a more complete picture of our contribution to climate change and help shape the future of climate change policy.