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

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.
6 September 2016 Blog
Made in the UK. Manufactured in Britain

The industry of decarbonisation

The new UK Government has an opportunity to take full advantage of the global shift to a low-carbon economy, says Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.
19 July 2016 Blog

The UK’s approach to tackling climate change

There has been, to adopt a phrase, a lot of news of late: the referendum on the EU, the impact on all of the political parties, a new Prime Minister and a new structure for Government and its ministerial team with countless deviations, contortions and digressions in between (and more, no doubt, to come). Yet, when it comes to climate change, three things remain unchanged, writes Committee on Climate Change Chairman, Lord Deben.  
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.
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.
26 November 2015 Publication

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.
12 November 2015 Publication

Low-carbon policy costs and the competitiveness of UK steel production

With closures of steel plants announced in recent weeks, the competitive position of energy-intensive industries in the UK has been much in the news. Policies to reduce carbon emissions, which have increased electricity costs to industry, have been amongst the concerns said to have contributed to problems at UK plants. This technical note addresses these issues in detail.
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.
27 March 2015 Blog

Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050

The Government has published a set of Roadmaps that chart a low-carbon future for British industry.  Developed with industry and others, they are intended to allow industry to make its contribution to meeting our national goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions – and to remain profitable in a competitive world. Industry is directly responsible for […]
24 March 2015 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2015 progress report

This is our fourth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emission reduction targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.