The Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee, Lord Krebs, writes to Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Ian Boyd, to provide ongoing advice on the next set of UK climate projections in terms of the extent to which they will meet the needs of the user community.
Heating and hot water for UK buildings make up 40% of our energy consumption and 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It will be necessary to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and to maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.
The Paris Agreement marks a significant positive step in global action to tackle climate change. This report considers the domestic actions the UK Government should take as part of a fair contribution to the aims of the Agreement.
The vote to leave the EU does not change the UK’s legal commitments to reduce its emissions by 57% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050 (relative to 1990) under the Climate Change Act.
This research, by UCL Energy Institute, finds that energy efficiency happens when it is strategically important, or “salient”, and that salience is strongly influenced by external drivers such as reputation and risk and also by the way different part of the organisation are connected and resourced.
This report considers the implications of decarbonisation for the future regulation of the gas grid.
This report provides a summary of discussions about a policy package to achieve 2030 carbon budget scenarios.
This statutory report is the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s first to the Scottish Parliament. It provides an interim evaluation of the progress being made to prepare for climate change, two years after the Scottish Government published its inaugural Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) in 2014.
This is the CCC’s fifth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.