This letter sets out advice from the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) on the preparation of the 20-year plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors following the recent episodes of flooding.
This letter offers the new Cabinet Committee on Flooding the help and support of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change.
During the House of Lords Energy Bill Debate on 28 October 2013, Viscount Ridley announced that there were nine ways in which the recent IPCC report (AR5) was less alarming and less certain than the previous IPCC report in 2007 (AR4). This document examines these nine claims using the relevant text from the two reports. Six are found to be incorrect – meaning either that there is no supporting evidence from the text of AR5 relative to AR4, or that AR5 explicitly states that the issues are less relevant to long-term climate projections. Important caveats apply to the remaining three claims.
This note considers publicly available data on flood and coastal erosion risk management expenditure (FCERM) in England. It looks at how this has changed following recent government spending decisions, the introduction of Partnership Funding, and in comparison with estimates of the long-term investment need. Is more being spent than ever before?
The Government should use full flexibility under the CAP to maintain the current pace of habitat restorationBriefing note
England’s wildlife has been in long-term decline. Many species of birds, butterflies, mammals, flowering plants and insects are less numerous and found in fewer locations than in the 1970s. The scale of decline was highlighted in the State of Nature report launched by Sir David Attenborough earlier this year, which concluded that 60% of species have declined to some degree over recent decades; 31% strongly so.
Letter: CCC response to OLEV call for evidence on measures to support uptake of ultra low emission vehiclesLetters
This letter calls for a package of support measures to address both the higher upfront costs of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and non-financial barriers perceived by consumers.
This is the technical appendix to The Fourth Carbon Budget Review - part 1. It provides scientific updates to the global climate modelling used since 2008. This modelling was used to guide the Committee of Climate Change's advice on the UK's 2050 target and first three carbon budgets.
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).
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.