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10 July 2013 Publication

Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2013

This report reviews some of the key ecosystem services provided by the land.  Specifically, the report addresses the use of land to continue to deliver important goods and services in the face of a changing climate – supplying food and timber, providing habitat for wildlife, storing carbon in the soil, and coping with sea level rise on the coast. It explores the extent to which decisions about the land are helping the country to prepare for climate change.
26 June 2013 Publication

Meeting Carbon Budgets – 2013 Progress Report to Parliament

This is our fifth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers, and we assess progress developing new policies which are required in order to reduce emissions. The report includes assessment at the level of the economy, the non-traded and traded sectors, the key emitting sectors and the devolved administrations.
1 June 2012 Publication
Meeting the Carbon Budgets - 2012 Progress Report to Parliament

Meeting Carbon Budgets – 2012 Progress Report to Parliament

The Committee on Climate Change’s 2012 progress report looks at emissions trends over the past year and evaluates underlying progress in implementing carbon-reduction measures and policies in the UK.  It assesses performance of government policies in driving down emissions – including in areas such as Electricity Market Reform, the Green Deal and Carbon Capture & Storage.
14 July 2011 Publication
Adapting to climate change in the UK - Measuring progress (2nd Progress Report - 2011)

Adapting to climate change in the UK – Measuring progress (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2011)

This is the ASC's second assessment of  how well the UK is prepared to deal with climate change impacts and risks. It sets out a range of indicators against which the UK's progress will be measured, and focuses on three priority areas of land-use planning, managing water resources, and the design and renovation of buildings as adaptation measures.
30 June 2011 Publication
Meeting Carbon Budgets – 3rd Progress Report to Parliament

Meeting Carbon Budgets – 3rd Progress Report to Parliament

In this 3rd Progress report we build on the techniques developed in the first two. It adjusts recorded emissions in 2010 for weather as well as macroeconomic impacts, showing that the underlying trend is one of broadly flat emissions. Analysis of the indicators meanwhile reveals mixed progress in implementing abatement measures.
16 September 2010 Publication
How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

How well prepared is the UK for climate change? (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2010)

This report provides the first national assessment of how well  prepared the UK is to cope with the impacts of climate change through  adopting measures to adapt to climate change.
30 June 2010 Publication
Meeting Carbon Budgets – ensuring a low-carbon recovery - 2nd progress report

Meeting Carbon Budgets – ensuring a low-carbon recovery (2nd progress report)

As part of its statutory role, the Committee provides annual reports to Parliament on the progress that Government is making in meeting carbon budgets and in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
12 October 2009 Publication
Meeting carbon budgets - the need for a step change (1st progress report)

Meeting carbon budgets – the need for a step change

This is the CCC's first annual progress report to Parliament. It assesses the progress that has been made by Government so far in reducing emissions and the implications of the recession and 'credit crunch' for meeting carbon budgets.