Heating and hot water for UK buildings make up 40% of our energy consumption and 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions. It will be necessary to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and to maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.
This infographic provides a snapshot of the key options for low-carbon heating. It accompanies the Committee on Climate Change’s 2016 report, ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’.
This infographic provides a snapshot of progress being made in Scotland to prepare for the impacts of climate change. It accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2016 report ‘Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment for the Scottish Parliament.’
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.
Steps are being taken to prepare for climate change, but a lack of evidence is making it difficult to judge whether Scotland’s vulnerability to climate impacts is increasing, remaining constant, or decreasing, the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress
Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.
This is the CCC’s fifth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
In November 2015, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) advised Government to set the fifth carbon budget to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 57% relative to 1990 levels. The Government has now accepted that advice. The Committee welcomes the clear signal this sends about UK ambition to continue reducing emissions into the 2030s across the economy.
A letter from the Committee on Climate Change to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, setting out how the outcome of COP21, and other significant changes, affect the CCC’s advice on the recommended level of the fifth carbon budget.
Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016. In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change …