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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

28 August 2020 Publication

Letter – Vehicle Exercise Duty consultation

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP about the vehicle exercise duty consultation.
29 July 2020 Publication

Sixth Carbon Budget and Welsh emissions targets – Call for Evidence Summary

In late 2019, the Committee launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in December 2020. In addition, the Committee sought input on Wales’ third carbon budget and interim emissions targets. Read a summary of the responses we received.
27 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Open letter – Adaptation Reporting Power

This is an open letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change to all reporting organisations covered by the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP).
23 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UKRI

This is a letter from Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer of the Committee on Climate Change to Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS Chief Executive Officer of the UK Research and Innovation offering our support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UK research and innovation.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution

This is a letter from Baroness Brown of Cambridge Chair, of the Adaptation Committee to Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP about adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution as the preparations for COP26 continue.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: The Building Safety Regulator and climate change

This is a letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee and Mike Davies of the Adaptation Committee to Dame Judith about the Building Safety Regulator and climate change.
25 June 2020 Publication

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. This year, the report includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 June 2020 Publication

Letter: Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee to Victoria Prentis MP about the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. 
1 June 2020 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

This is a letter from the CCC in response to a formal request from the UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Assembly regarding the future of carbon pricing in UK, specifically in relation to the successor to the EU Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) after EU exit. 
6 May 2020 Publication

Letter: Building a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to Roseanna Cunningham MSP

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. The letter is in response to a formal request for advice on a ‘green recovery for Scotland’.