The Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC) welcomes the announcement of two Government initiatives to review flood risk and response following recent flooding in parts of Northern England and Scotland in two letters to Oliver Letwin MP and Rory Stewart MP.
This is a written statement from the Committee on Climate Change in response to a call for evidence from the built environment select committee of the House of Lords.
A letter from Lord Deben to The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP on clarifying the direction for low-carbon policy.
A letter from Daniel Johns, Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change, setting out the Adaptation Sub-Committee's response to a consultation about Ofwat's role in water sector resilience.
To: National Assembly for Wales Environment and Sustainability Committee A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate change, providing initial observations on the use of carbon budgets within the Environment (Wales) Bill (2015).
A letter from Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change seeking advice from the CCC on how to deal with a 'loophole' in in the carbon budgets system whilst maintaining the integrity of the UK's approach to tackling climate change.
A letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, setting out the case for not weakening the Display Energy Certificate regime for public buildings.
To: Rt Hon. Joan Walley MP, Chair Environmental Audit Committee A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, responding to the EAC’s letter of 4 February asking for our assessment of the consistency of UK shale gas production with carbon budgets. Read the original letter on the EAC’s website.
To: Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, DEFRA Secretary of State A letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, suggesting further steps are necessary to make sure the proposed changes to the planning system are successful in promoting sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Read the ASC’s previous letter to the Secretary of State advising on SuDS.
To: Dr Aileen McLeod MSP, Scotland Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform A letter from Lord Deben advising on the inclusion of the fluorinated greenhouse gas Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) in the list of targeted greenhouse gases under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.