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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).

28 December 2011

Energy from biomass: the size of the global resource

Supporting research

This is a report supporting the Bioenergy Review (December 2011). The supporting research assess the evidence that biomass can make a major contribution to future global energy supply.

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20 December 2011

Letter: Proposals for the Green Deal/Energy Company Obligation


A letter from Lord Turner to Rt. Hon Chris Huhne MP regarding proposals for the Green deal / Energy Company Obligation

Household energy bills - impacts of meeting carbon budgets
15 December 2011

Household energy bills


There is currently much debate on rising household energy bills, and the extent to which this is or will be due to costs of financing low-carbon investments. This note sets out our analysis of energy bill impacts from meeting carbon budgets to date and over the next decade.