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.
With closures of steel plants announced in recent weeks, the competitive position of energy-intensive industries in the UK has been much in the news. Policies to reduce carbon emissions, which have increased electricity costs to industry, have been amongst the concerns said to have contributed to problems at UK plants. This technical note addresses these issues in detail.
A lot of attention is paid to the global impacts of climate change; melting Arctic ice, coastal flooding and coral bleaching to name a few. But what are the risks to the UK from rising global temperatures? The CCC’s Head of Adaptation, Daniel Johns, looks ahead to the second Climate Change Risk Assessment.
New low-carbon electricity generation is cost-effective option for UK power sector investment in 2020s and beyond
A low-carbon electricity supply is the most cost-effective way to meet the need for more generation in the 2020s given the UK’s climate change commitments, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report setting out UK power sector scenarios for 2030.
This set of three documents comprises the Government’s response to the CCC and ASC’s joint 2015 progress report, ‘Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change.’
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.
This is the Committee’s first report to the new Parliament and the first report under sections 36 and 59 of the Climate Change Act, covering both progress towards meeting carbon budgets and progress on adaptation to climate change. It includes the CCC’s first ever statutory assessment of the National Adaptation Programme. The report comes in 3 volumes: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress …