This letter, to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, emphasises the crucial role that agriculture and the natural environment have to play in reducing UK emissions and preparing for a changing climate.
The independent Natural Capital Committee has just published its advice to the government on what long-term goals are needed for the UK’s natural environment over the coming 25 years. Climate change will exacerbate existing pressures on wildlife, water, soil health and habitats – so working out how this affects long-term goals (and how to measure success) is a huge challenge, says Kathryn Brown of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) secretariat.
This letter is from Baroness Brown of Cambridge, the chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), to Professor Dieter Helm, the chair of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC). The letter offers any assistance the ASC can provide to the NCC while it is preparing its advice to the Secretary of State on the 25-Year Environment Plan.
Scotland’s plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions into the 2030s will need to bring forward firmer policies in transport, heating and other sectors if it is to remain world-leading, the Committee on Climate Change says.
This is the Committee’s sixth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
This report outlines the findings from the first phase of a land use modelling project. The aim of the ECI research was to demonstrate that its integrated modelling approach could deliver a range of relevant outputs important for the land use project by the modelling of one mitigation-based scenario and one adaptation-focused scenario.
This briefing note provides an update on the Committee on Climate Change and Adaptation Sub-Committee's ongoing work on land use. The Committee is exploring how improved use and management of land could deliver against both mitigation and adaptation objectives to 2050 and beyond.
This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change.
The UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of Government action on climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says.
This report sets out the Adaptation Sub-Committee's second assessment of the National Adaptation Programme, which drives action to prepare for climate change impacts.