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

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.