Climate change is already having an impact in the UK. Since the 1970s, average annual temperatures have risen by 1°C, and Spring arrives 11 days earlier. These impacts are likely to increase as a result of future climate change, with the incidence of extreme weather events such as floods, heat-waves and droughts becoming more frequent.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised that the UK should protect funding for a suite of low-carbon technologies, which if developed here, will help to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, whilst also providing the basis for green economic growth in the longer term.
This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn sets out the ASC's advice on the evolving methodology for the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and the Adaptation Economic Assessment (AEA).
This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn responds to the Committee’s initial advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and sets out some key aspects of the project in terms of scope and governance.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Hilary Benn, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Miliband, today announced that Professor Anne Johnson and Professor Tim Palmer will take up the remaining two posts in the Adaptation Sub-Committee, which is chaired by Lord John Krebs.
Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn warned that the UK needs to put plans in place to enable the country to adapt to the threat posed by floods, heat waves and coastal erosion. According to results from the UK Climate Change Projections, the UK faces warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in future, despite efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The first six members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) were announced today by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. Dr Sam Fankhauser, Professor Martin Parry, Professor Jim Hall, Dr Andrew Dlugolecki, Baroness Barbara Young and Mr Graham Wynne will make up the new Sub-Committee, headed by the newly-appointed Chair Lord John Krebs.
The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Lord John Krebs as the Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). As the Chair of the Sub-Committee Lord Krebs will also sit on the main Committee.