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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.
22 June 2020 Publication

Letter: Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee to Victoria Prentis MP about the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. 
6 May 2020 Publication

Letter: Building a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to Roseanna Cunningham MSP

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. The letter is in response to a formal request for advice on a ‘green recovery for Scotland’.
6 May 2020 Publication

Letter: Building a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister of the UK. As the Government considers its approach to rebuilding after the COVID-19 crisis we are writing to advise on how climate policy can play a core part.
6 May 2020 News story

Take urgent action on six key principles for a resilient recovery

The Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy.
21 April 2020 Insights

How much more climate change is inevitable for the UK?

One of the key questions that people ask about climate change is “does meeting our net zero targets mean we can forget about adaptation?” or, to put it another way, “how much more climate change is inevitable?”
14 April 2020 News story

CCC to amend 2020 work programme

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will amend its 2020 work programme to respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic the CCC’s Chief Executive, Chris Stark, has announced.
11 March 2020 News story

Climate change measures in Budget 2020 a small step in the right direction

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes new measures to reduce emissions and improve the UK’s resilience to climate change in the Government’s Budget 2020, but says new investment must now be supported by longer-term policies to get UK climate action back on track.