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8 August 2019 News story
Aerial photo of Saint Martin's fortified church in Aldington, Kent, England

CCC responds to IPCC land use and climate change report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today published a major new report which considers the importance of land use globally in reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
18 July 2019 Publication

Wood in Construction in the UK: An Analysis of Carbon Abatement Potential (BioComposites Centre)

This report on the greenhouse gas abatement potential of increasing the use of timber in construction in the UK, led by the BioComposites Centre at Bangor University, informed the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy..
18 July 2019 Publication

Biopolymers (bio-based plastics) – An overview (JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd)

This overview of biopolymers by Professor Callum Hill of JCH Industrial Ecology Ltd was commissioned to inform the Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 report on the role of Biomass in a low-carbon economy.
10 July 2019 Publication

Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

There is potential to reduce carbon emissions further, by expanding the framework to address and drive down the lifecycle carbon associated with buildings, incorporating both embodied and sequestered carbon. This report, produced by AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change's Biomass in a low-carbon economy report, examines the options available for doing so.
30 May 2019 Publication

Non-CO2 abatement in the UK agricultural sector by 2050 (Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University)

This consultancy report, produced by Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University, accompanies Chapter 7 of the CCC’s Net Zero Technical report.This report identifies the scope for additional cost-effective abatement of non-CO2 emissions in the UK agriculture sector by 2050.
12 December 2018 Publication

Exploring the economics of land use change (JBA Consulting)

This report by JBA Consulting was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2018 report on Land use: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change (2018) report.
28 November 2018 Publication

Quantifying the impact of future land use scenarios (CEH and Rothamsted Research)

This report, produced by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Rothamsted Research, accompanies the CCC’s Land use: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change report.
15 November 2018 News story

Reforms must prepare the UK countryside for climate change and ensure that our use of land supports reduced emissions

The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable climate change that is already happening. In this context, current uses of land in the UK must change, the CCC says in two new reports.
15 November 2018 Publication

Biomass in a low-carbon economy

This report by the Committee on Climate Change assesses the role of biomass – wood, plants and organic waste – in the global strategy to tackle climate change.
15 November 2018 Publication

Land use: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change

This report by the Committee on Climate Change assesses the role of land use change in meeting climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives.