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21 September 2020 News story
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CCC deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Dame Georgina Mace, a member of its Adaptation Committee.
3 August 2020 News story

New website to host independent research on UK climate risk

The Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report is a collaborative effort involving over 130 organisations. As part of ongoing work on the Evidence Report, the CCC has launched a new website: www.ukclimaterisk.org. The new site will provide a digital home for some of the latest research on climate risk, and allow for wider engagement on the key issue of how the changing climate will affect our lives.
27 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Open letter – Adaptation Reporting Power

This is an open letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change to all reporting organisations covered by the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP).
23 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UKRI

This is a letter from Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer of the Committee on Climate Change to Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS Chief Executive Officer of the UK Research and Innovation offering our support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UK research and innovation.
17 July 2020 Insights

2020 Progress Report to Parliament – your questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the launch of our annual Progress Report to Parliament move online this year. This was a new format for us and the webinar we ran had a number of advantages over a physical event, receiving positive feedback from attendees. It was great to have so many people join the discussion from all four nations – and it has certainly given us pause for thought; we fully expect to run more web-based events in the future. Another advantage was that we were able to record the questions our 450 attendees wanted to ask us. We did our best to cover as many as we could during the live event but unfortunately didn’t have time to get through all 111. In this blog we seek to answer some of the most popular questions, grouped into eight key themes.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution

This is a letter from Baroness Brown of Cambridge Chair, of the Adaptation Committee to Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP about adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution as the preparations for COP26 continue.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: The Building Safety Regulator and climate change

This is a letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee and Mike Davies of the Adaptation Committee to Dame Judith about the Building Safety Regulator and climate change.
8 July 2020 News story

CCC responds to the Chancellor’s ‘A Plan for Jobs’

The Committee on Climate Change has today responded to the Chancellor's summer economic update 'A Plan for Jobs' , acknowledging the focus of support towards green jobs.
25 June 2020 News story

COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
25 June 2020 Publication

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. This year, the report includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.