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

23 January 2020 Publication

Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

This report presents the CCC’s first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural and land use policies. The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.
17 December 2019 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

The eighth annual Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament, required by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, assesses Scotland's progress in achieving its legislated targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
10 July 2019 Publication

Reducing UK emissions – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's annual report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. It finds that UK action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind what is needed to meet legally-binding emissions targets.
10 July 2019 Publication

Progress in preparing for climate change – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

This report sets out the Adaptation Committee’s latest assessment of progress in preparing for climate change in England, and provides a first evaluation of the Government’s second National Adaptation Programme.
2 May 2019 Publication

Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

This report responds to a request from the Governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, asking the Committee to reassess the UK's long-term emissions targets.
2 May 2019 Publication

Net Zero – Technical Report

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales.
19 March 2019 Publication

Final assessment of Scotland’s first Climate Change Adaptation Programme

This report, by the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, is the second independent assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) which is required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
21 February 2019 Publication

UK housing: Fit for the future?

This report, by the Committee on Climate Change and its Adaptation Committee, assesses whether the UK's housing stock is adequately prepared for the challenges of climate change.
8 February 2019 Publication

Reducing emissions in Northern Ireland

In this report, the Committee sets out how Northern Ireland can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030 in order to meet UK-wide climate change targets.
22 November 2018 Publication

Hydrogen in a low-carbon economy

This report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) assesses the potential role of hydrogen in the UK's low-carbon economy.