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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change

16 September 2010 Publication
How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

How well prepared is the UK for climate change? (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2010)

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

Be prepared: the UK should act now to adapt to climate change – 16 September 2010

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
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CCC trip to Dairy Farm Anaerobic Digestion plant in West Sussex

Members of the CCC Secretariat last week visited Crouchlands Farm, a 750 cattle dairy farm located in West Sussex.
2 July 2010 Insights

5 key recommendations from our 2nd Progress Report

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
Meeting Carbon Budgets – ensuring a low-carbon recovery - 2nd progress report

Meeting Carbon Budgets – ensuring a low-carbon recovery (2nd progress report)

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
Scotland's path to a low-carbon economy

Scotland’s path to a low-carbon economy

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
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Further advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

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

Crucial role of agricultural and land-based sector in tackling climate change – 2 December 2008

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

Important role of Agriculture and land-based sector in tackling climate change – 2 December 2008

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.