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Review of UK Shipping Emissions
3 November 2011

Review of UK Shipping Emissions

Report

This report sets out analysis on what UK shipping emissions out to 2050 could be, recommendations on how emissions might be apportioned to the UK, and on whether the UK might include shipping emissions in carbon budgets and the 2050 climate change target.

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act - Northern Ireland Report
2 November 2011

The appropriateness of a Northern Ireland Climate Change Act – Northern Ireland Report

Report

This report assesses the appropriateness of a legally-binding emission reduction targets for Northern Ireland. It considers the current emissions profile in Northern Ireland and recent trends, the existing legislative and policy framework and opportunities and challenges in reducing emissions. It concludes that legislation could be helpful in driving the emissions reductions in Northern Ireland.

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales - 2011 Progress Report
18 October 2011

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales – 2011 progress report

Report

This report focuses on assessing the Welsh emission targets and  strategy, latest data on emissions and drivers, and policies to drive  future emissions reductions. It also makes an initial assessment of  progress on measures to prepare for climate change within the adaptation  part of the strategy.

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17 October 2011

Letter: Advice on draft National Planning Policy Framework

Letter

This letter sets out the ASC’s advice on draft National Planning Policy Framework, and encourages consideration of how the planning systems can enable decisions makers to weight up the long term costs of climate change against the social and economic benefits from development that are more immediately realised.

26 September 2011

Response of emissions to economic growth/recession (by Cambridge Econometrics)

Supporting research

This report was commissioned from Cambridge Econometrics by the Committee on Climate Change. It provides supporting research for the CCC’s report: Meeting Carbon Budgets – 3rd Progress Report to Parliament.

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21 September 2011

Letter: Advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment Synthesis Report

Letter

This letter sets out the ASC’s advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment Synthesis Report in advance of its publication, recommending greater focus on transparently comparing risks; characterising uncertainties and current vulnerability.

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1 August 2011

Letter: CCC response to request for further information on Scottish targets for 2023-2027 – 1 August 2011

Letter

Our assessment against the criteria in the Act suggests that the costs, and fiscal and competitiveness impacts associated with the recommended targets are manageable. The same is true of impacts for rural communities and wider environmental impacts, while fuel poverty is an important issue which should be addressed through a combination of energy efficiency improvement and targeted support to low income households.

31 July 2011

Analysis of how land use planning decisions affect vulnerability to climate risks

Supporting research

This is a report supporting Adapting to climate change in the UK – Measuring progress Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2011). It seeks to understand the effect of the town and country planning system on UK vulnerability to different climate risks.

Adapting to climate change in the UK - Measuring progress (2nd Progress Report - 2011)
14 July 2011

Adapting to climate change in the UK – Measuring progress (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2011)

Report

This is the ASC’s second assessment of  how well the UK is prepared to deal with climate change impacts and risks. It sets out a range of indicators against which the UK’s progress will be measured, and focuses on three priority areas of land-use planning, managing water resources, and the design and renovation of buildings as adaptation measures.

Annual report and accounts 2010 to 2011
13 July 2011

Annual report and accounts 2010 – 2011

Corporate plan, report and accounts

The Committee’s third Annual Report & Accounts was laid in Parliament on 13th July 2011. It contains the CCC’s business objectives, achievements, sustainability policy and financial statements.