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How local authorities can reduce emissions and manage climate risk
17 May 2012

How local authorities can reduce emissions and manage climate risks


This report emphasises the crucial role councils have in helping the UK meet its carbon targets and preparing for the impacts of climate change. It outlines specific opportunities for reducing emissions and highlights good practice examples from a number of local authorities. The Committee recommends that a statutory duty and/or additional funding is needed to ensure local authorities have stronger incentives to act.

24 April 2012

The 2050 target – achieving an 80% reduction including emissions from international aviation and shipping


This technical report accompanies the Committee on Climate Change's statutory advice on aviation and shipping in carbon budgets and the 2050 target.  It sets out our scenarios for how the 2050 target to reduce emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels can be achieved with international aviation and shipping included. These scenarios increase confidence that the target can be delivered and at a cost previously accepted by Parliament.

15 April 2012

Appropriate uses of Bioenergy

Supporting research

This is a report supporting the Bioenergy Review (December 2011). The supporting research creates a modelling framework that can help to asses the most appropriate uses of bioenergy and to apply this to the best data available.

1 April 2012

International Aviation & Shipping Review


Our report concludes that international aviation and shipping emissions need to be formally included in carbon budgets.  Emissions from these sectors were initially left out of carbon budgets (and the 2050 target) when the Climate Change Act became law. 

Committee on Climate Change Corporate plan for 2012 to 2015
1 April 2012

Corporate plan for 2012-2015

Corporate plan, report and accounts

The Committee’s corporate plans set out our current and future work objectives and priorities.

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27 March 2012

Letter: recent DECC announcement about the Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) for gas-fired power generation


This letter responds to the recent DECC announcement about the Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) for gas-fired power generation. The EPS would allow unabated gas-fired generation from new plant through to 2045.

5 March 2012

Letter: Review of the Climate Change Risk Assessment and advice on the National Adaptation Programme


This letter set out the plans of the ASC to review the Climate Change Risk Assessment, and outlines its assessment toolkit which it is using to assess preparedness for climate change across a range of key sectors in the run up to its statutory report in 2015.

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27 February 2012

Agriculture factsheet


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10 February 2012

Letter: Environment Agency’s attendance at the ASC’s January 2012 meeting


In a letter to Lord Smith, Lord Krebs summarises of Environment Agency's attendance at the ASC’s January 2012 meeting setting out three key areas for closer cooperation between the ASC and Environment Agency; developing indicators; stakeholder engagement, and highlighting the big adaptation issues.

Reducing emissions in Scotland - 1st progress report
31 January 2012

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 1st Progress Report

Letter, Report

This is the Committee's first progress report on emission reductions in Scotland, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009).