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13 September 2016 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2016 progress report

This is the CCC's fifth report on Scotland's progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
5 August 2016 Publication

UK land use projections and implications for mitigation and adaptation

This report reviews the evidence base on land use drivers, metrics and models to inform the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the implications of land use change for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
5 August 2016 Blog
The view from Dover Hill Nr. Chipping Campden on the route of the Cotswolds way footpath

Our natural land: part of the solution to tackling climate change

Natural land is one of our key resources. It provides a wide range of goods and services – food, timber, clean water, energy, wildlife habitats, carbon storage, flood management as well as green spaces vital for our physical and mental health and other recreation activities. While some of these benefits can be valued in monetary terms, others have no market value, which makes it all the more important to recognise their worth, writes the CCC's Ewa Kmietowicz.
12 July 2016 Publication
Synthesis Report - Cover

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report is the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change to the UK.
12 July 2016 News story

New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.
30 June 2016 Publication

Progress report 2016: meeting carbon budgets

This is the Committee's eighth annual report detailing the UK’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets. The report shows that UK emissions have fallen rapidly in the power sector, but that progress has stalled in other sectors, such as heating in buildings, transport, industry and agriculture.
29 March 2016 Publication

CCC’s response to proposed changes to official statistics across the Defra group

A letter from Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, in response to the Government’s consultation proposing changes to the collection of official statistics across the Defra group.
15 March 2016 News story

Maintain high Scottish ambition to tackle climate change and deliver 61% emissions reduction by 2030, says CCC

The Scottish Government should maintain its high ambition pathway towards greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
20 January 2016 Publication
Letter to Huw Irranca-Davies

Submission to Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on soil health

Lord Krebs of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) has written to Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Chair of the Commons' Environmental Audit Committee, to provide written evidence to the EAC's inquiry into soil health.
18 December 2015 Publication

Review and update of the UK agriculture marginal abatement cost curves (SRUC, Ricardo Energy)

This study aims to develop an updated marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for the UK agriculture, land use and land-use change sector. The findings were used to inform the CCC's advice to the Government on the level of the fifth carbon budget.