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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.
24 September 2018 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's seventh report on Scotland's progress towards meetings emissions targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
24 September 2018 News story

Scotland still outperforms the UK in reducing emissions but transport and agriculture remain significant challenges

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy.
24 July 2018 Publication

Letter to Michael Gove – Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit consultation

This letter from Lord Deben and Baroness Brown of Cambridge forms the response of the Committee on Climate Change and the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the consultation on Environment Principles and Governance after EU Exit.
19 July 2018 News story

CCC welcomes publication of Government’s second National Adaptation Programme

The Government has today published the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) for England, setting out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather. The Committee has responded.
11 July 2018 Insights

A pivotal moment for Scottish climate action

I am delighted that the Committee will be returning to Scotland later this week to hold another meeting in Edinburgh. It comes at an exciting time for Scottish climate action, writes CCC Chairman, Lord Deben.
28 June 2018 Publication

Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament

In this report the Committee sets out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track, based on the lessons of the last decade.