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

9 September 2010 Publication
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Letter: The level of renewable energy ambition to 2020

This response summarises our analysis to date of renewable energy ambition in the period to 2020 and it sets out our proposed approach to the renewable energy review.
17 June 2010 Publication
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Letter: CCC advice on the approach to investment in fossil fuel power generation

The path to meeting the UK’s 2050 target to reduce emissions by 80% requires that the power sector is largely decarbonised in the period to 2030 (e.g. average emissions should be around 100 g/kWh in 2030 compared to around 500 g/kWh currently).
7 January 2010 Publication
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Further advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn sets out the ASC's advice on the evolving methodology for the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and the Adaptation Economic Assessment (AEA).
20 November 2009 Publication
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Advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn responds to the Committee’s initial advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and sets out some key aspects of the project in terms of scope and governance.
9 September 2009 Publication
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CCC advice on a framework for reducing global aviation emissions

This letter sets out the Committee’s advice on a framework for reducing global aviation emissions.
7 October 2008 Publication
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Advice on the long-term (2050) target for reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions

In advance of its first advice report to the UK Government on building a low-carbon economy, the Committee on Climate Change was asked to advise on the recommended level of the long-term (2050) target to reduce UK emissions as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008.