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

12 July 2016 News story
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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.
26 November 2015 Publication
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Sectoral scenarios for the fifth carbon budget

This technical report accompanies the fifth carbon budget - the next step towards a low-carbon economy, the Committee's published advice on the level of the fifth carbon budget. It describes the scenarios used by the Committee to inform its judgements over the cost-effective path.
26 October 2015 Insights
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Second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment gathers pace

A lot of attention is paid to the global impacts of climate change; melting Arctic ice, coastal flooding and coral bleaching to name a few. But what are the risks to the UK from rising global temperatures? The CCC's Head of Adaptation, Daniel Johns, looks ahead to the second Climate Change Risk Assessment.
13 October 2015 Publication

The global impacts of climate change under 1.5ºC, 2ºC, 3ºC and 4ºC pathways (AVOID2)

This research by the AVOID2 consortium describes an assessment of the global-scale impacts of climate change under three different potential temperature pathways through the 21st Century. These pathways reach peaks of 2ºC, 3ºC and 4ºC above pre-industrial values by 2100.
30 June 2015 Publication

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament

The Committee's 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. It covers both progress towards meeting carbon budgets and progress on adaptation to climate change and includes the Adaptation Sub-Committee's first ever statutory assessment of the National Adaptation Programme.