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

14 September 2017 Publication
Committee on Climate Change - Land use project

CCC land use project update

This briefing note provides an update on the Committee on Climate Change and Adaptation Sub-Committee's ongoing work on land use. The Committee is exploring how improved use and management of land could deliver against both mitigation and adaptation objectives to 2050 and beyond.
29 June 2017 Publication

Updated indicators of climate change risk and adaptation action in England (ADAS)

This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change.
29 June 2017 News story

New plans for a new Parliament are urgently needed to address climate change risks

The UK’s transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy is in danger of being derailed by a lack of Government action on climate change, the Committee on Climate Change says.
29 June 2017 Publication

2017 Report to Parliament – Progress in preparing for climate change

This report sets out the Adaptation Sub-Committee's second assessment of the National Adaptation Programme, which drives action to prepare for climate change impacts.
29 June 2017 Publication

2017 Report to Parliament – Meeting Carbon Budgets: Closing the policy gap

This report is the Committee on Climate Change's ninth annual assessment of UK progress in reducing emissions and meeting carbon budgets.
29 June 2017 Publication

2017 Report to Parliament – Summary and recommendations

This synthesis report summarises the key recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change and the Adaptation Sub-Committee's respective 2017 Reports to Parliament. 
28 June 2017 Publication

Understanding the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NPL)

This research was commissioned to help inform the Committee on Climate Change’s 2017 report on Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions. It was prepared by the National Physical Laboratory.
24 January 2017 Publication

Lord Krebs writes to the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom as he steps down as ASC Chair

The Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), Lord Krebs, has written to the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom as he comes to the end of his eight-year term at the head of the committee.
13 September 2016 News story
Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland 2016

Infographic: Scottish progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This infographic explains how greenhouse gas emissions are reducing in Scotland. It accompanies the Committee's 2016 progress report to the Scottish Parliament.
13 September 2016 News story

Scotland hits latest emissions reduction target, but action needed in transport, buildings and agriculture to maintain progress

Scotland is leading the UK in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but much more needs to be done to ensure future targets are met, according to a new report for the Scottish Government published by the Committee on Climate Change today.