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Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment


This statutory report is the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s first to the Scottish Parliament. It provides an interim evaluation of the progress being made to prepare for climate change, two years after the Scottish Government published its inaugural Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) in 2014.

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

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The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change to the UK.

The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for meeting UK carbon budgets.

Progress report 2016: meeting carbon budgets

This is the Committee’s eighth annual report detailing the UK’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets. The report shows that UK emissions have fallen rapidly in the power sector, but that progress has stalled in other sectors, such as heating in buildings, transport, industry and agriculture.

Scottish emissions targets 2028-2032 – The high ambition pathway towards a low-carbon economy

The Climate Change Act (Scotland) 2009 requires Scottish Ministers to request advice from a “relevant body” when setting Scottish climate change targets. The relevant body at present is the Committee on Climate Change, and this report sets out the Committee’s recommended annual emissions targets for 2028-2032. Scotland has made good progress in reducing its emissions to date. In 2013, emissions had fallen by 38% on 1990 levels and are on track to …

Letter: Response to 2015 progress report from UK Regulators Network

The Chair of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN), Cathryn Ross, has written to the Committee on Climate Change. The letter comes in response to the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s (ASC) 2015 progress report to Parliament. The ASC’s report included a recommendation directed at the UKRN.

Quantifying uncertainty in baseline emissions projections (by Cambridge Econometrics)

We commissioned Cambridge Econometrics (CE) to quantify additional uncertainties in emissions projections. The project identified a range of uncertainties and assessed their potential impact on the emissions path.

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.

Sectoral scenarios for the fifth carbon budget – Technical report


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.

E4tech for CCC: Scenarios for deployment of hydrogen in meeting carbon budgets

The CCC develops scenarios for the UK’s future energy system to assess routes to decarbonisation and to advise UK Government on policy options. Uncertainty to 2050 is large, and so different scenarios are needed to assess different trajectories, targets and technology combinations.

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