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28 August 2020 Publication

Letter – Vehicle Exercise Duty consultation

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP about the vehicle exercise duty consultation.
29 July 2020 Publication

Sixth Carbon Budget and Welsh emissions targets – Call for Evidence Summary

In late 2019, the Committee launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the UK Government on the Sixth Carbon Budget, due to be published in December 2020. In addition, the Committee sought input on Wales’ third carbon budget and interim emissions targets. Read a summary of the responses we received.
27 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Open letter – Adaptation Reporting Power

This is an open letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change to all reporting organisations covered by the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP).
23 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UKRI

This is a letter from Chris Stark, Chief Executive Officer of the Committee on Climate Change to Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS Chief Executive Officer of the UK Research and Innovation offering our support in maintaining climate change as a powerful unifying theme for UK research and innovation.
17 July 2020 Insights

2020 Progress Report to Parliament – your questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the launch of our annual Progress Report to Parliament move online this year. This was a new format for us and the webinar we ran had a number of advantages over a physical event, receiving positive feedback from attendees. It was great to have so many people join the discussion from all four nations – and it has certainly given us pause for thought; we fully expect to run more web-based events in the future. Another advantage was that we were able to record the questions our 450 attendees wanted to ask us. We did our best to cover as many as we could during the live event but unfortunately didn’t have time to get through all 111. In this blog we seek to answer some of the most popular questions, grouped into eight key themes.
16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: The Building Safety Regulator and climate change

This is a letter from Baroness Brown, Chair of the Adaptation Committee and Mike Davies of the Adaptation Committee to Dame Judith about the Building Safety Regulator and climate change.
8 July 2020 News story

CCC responds to the Chancellor’s ‘A Plan for Jobs’

The Committee on Climate Change has today responded to the Chancellor's summer economic update 'A Plan for Jobs' , acknowledging the focus of support towards green jobs.
25 June 2020 News story

COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.
25 June 2020 Publication

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. This year, the report includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 June 2020 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

This is a letter from the CCC in response to a formal request from the UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Assembly regarding the future of carbon pricing in UK, specifically in relation to the successor to the EU Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) after EU exit.