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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.
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 Insights
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.