16 September 2010 Publication
This report provides the first national assessment of how well prepared the UK is to cope with the impacts of climate change through adopting measures to adapt to climate change.
16 September 2010 News story
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.
24 August 2010 Insights
Members of the CCC Secretariat last week visited Crouchlands Farm, a 750 cattle dairy farm located in West Sussex.
2 July 2010 Insights
Electricity market reform to provide stronger incentives for investment in low-carbon power generation. Government is right to consider setting a minimum price on carbon, and should consider an Emissions Performance Standard for new gas generation added after 2020. A national energy efficiency programme, addressing both financial and non-financial barriers, involving a whole house/ whole street […]
30 June 2010 Publication
As part of its statutory role, the Committee provides annual reports to Parliament on the progress that Government is making in meeting carbon budgets and in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
24 February 2010 Publication
This report sets out the Committee’s advice on how Scotland can meet its ambitious 2020 target, to reduce emissions of all greenhouse gases by 42%, and on the level of annual targets in Scotland.
7 January 2010 Publication
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).
2 December 2008 News story
The Chairs of the CCC and Rural Climate Change Forum (RCCF) today highlighted the significant abatement potential that exists in the agriculture and land-based sector. The UK agricultural sector contributes 7% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, and is a particularly significant contributor to non-carbon dioxide emissions, particularly nitrous oxide and methane. The CCC’s report, Building a low-carbon economy, published yesterday makes clear the important contribution that the sector could make towards helping the UK achieve its proposed targets in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
2 December 2008 News story
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and Rural Climate Change Forum (RCCF) today highlighted the significant abatement potential that exists in the agriculture and land-based sector. The UK agricultural sector contributes 7% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, and is a particularly significant contributor to non-carbon dioxide emissions, particularly nitrous oxide and methane.