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

13 October 2016 Publication

Meeting Carbon Budgets – Implications of Brexit for UK climate policy

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.
6 July 2016 Publication

Fifth Carbon Budget Dataset

A detailed set of data from the analysis that underpinned the Committee on Climate Change's advice for the fifth carbon budget.
15 December 2015 Publication

The fifth carbon budget – Responses to CCC call for evidence

In preparing our fifth carbon budget advice, we ran a public Call for Evidence in mid-2015. In total, more than 50 organisations responded. The results of that Call for Evidence are available here.
26 November 2015 Publication

Advice on the fifth carbon budget

This report presents the Committee’s advice on the fifth carbon budget, covering the period 2028-32, as required under Section 34 of the Climate Change Act 2008. The Committee recommends that the fifth carbon budget is set at 1,765 MtCO2e, including emissions from international shipping, over the period 2028-2032. That would limit annual emissions to an average 57% below 1990 levels.
26 November 2015 Publication
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Sectoral scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

This technical report accompanies the fifth carbon budget - the next step towards a low-carbon economy, the Committee's published advice on the level of the fifth carbon budget. It describes the scenarios used by the Committee to inform its judgements over the cost-effective path.
22 October 2015 Publication
Power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

Power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

This report sets out scenarios for the UK power sector in 2030 as an input to the Committee's advice on the fifth carbon budget, given the importance of the power sector to meeting economy-wide emissions targets.
13 October 2015 Publication

The scientific and international context for the fifth carbon budget

This report examines the scientific and international circumstances the Committee is required to consider under the Climate Change Act when advising the Government and Parliament on the Fifth Carbon Budget.
11 December 2013 Publication

The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 2: the cost effective path to the 2050 target

This is the second document of a two-part review of the Fourth Carbon Budget, which covers 2023 to 2027. The Fourth Carbon Budget, agreed by the Government in June 2011, was scheduled to be reviewed in 2014. The first part of the review is available here: The Fourth Carbon Budget Review - part 1: assessment of climate risk and the international response (November 2013).
7 November 2013 Publication

The Fourth Carbon Budget Review – part 1: assessment of climate risk and the international response

This is the first document of a two-part review of the Fourth Carbon Budget, which covers 2023 to 2027. The Fourth Carbon Budget, agreed by the Government in June 2011, was scheduled to be reviewed in 2014. The second part of the review is available here: The Fourth Carbon Budget Review - part 2: the cost effective path to the 2050 target (December 2013).
7 December 2010 Publication
The Fourth Carbon Budget - reducing emissions through the 2020s

The Fourth Carbon Budget – reducing emissions through the 2020s

This report sets the Committee's advice on the fourth carbon budget, covering the period 2023-27, as required under Section 4 of the Climate Change Act; the Government will propose draft legislation for the fourth budget in Spring 2011. In line with the required timetable, this report comes only two years after the first report, which recommended budgets for the first three periods. From now on budget advice reports will be delivered every five years.