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Infographic: Scotland’s progress in preparing for climate change

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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.’

Action underway to prepare for climate change in Scotland but extent of progress hard to assess

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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.

Implications of the Paris Agreement for the fifth carbon budget

CCC letter to Amber Rudd MP

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.

ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Letter to Susan Williams

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 …

Urgent action needed now to avoid increasing costs and impacts of climate change in the UK

Early action in the new Parliament is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reductions on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says today.