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11 July 2019 Publication

How the UK met its carbon budgets

This report by Cambridge Econometrics was produced to support the Reducing UK emissions: 2019 Progress Report to Parliament, the Committee's annual update which assesses how well the UK is doing when it comes to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
10 July 2019 Publication

The costs and benefits of tighter standards for new buildings (Currie & Brown and AECOM)

This report, produced by Currie & Brown and AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change, summarises the research undertaken to inform the Committee’s recommendations on new build standards.
10 July 2019 News story

UK credibility on climate change rests on Government action over next 18 months

The UK has legislated for net-zero emissions by 2050 – now the UK Government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
10 July 2019 Publication

Reducing UK emissions – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's annual report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. It finds that UK action to curb greenhouse gas emissions is lagging behind what is needed to meet legally-binding emissions targets.
11 June 2019 News story

Response to Government plan to legislate for Net Zero UK emissions target

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to news that the UK Government will bring forward legislation to set a Net Zero target into law. The announcement was made today by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.
7 June 2019 News story

Response to decision on carry-forward of surplus emissions from second carbon budget

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to correspondence from Chris Skidmore MP, Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, about the carry-forward of surplus emissions from the second carbon budget (2013-2017).
7 June 2019 Publication

Letter: Carry-forward of surplus emissions (Lord Deben to Chris Skidmore MP)

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Chris Skidmore MP, Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth about the carry-forward of surplus emissions from the second carbon budget (2013-2017).
6 June 2019 Publication

Living Carbon Free – Exploring what a net-zero target means for households (Energy Systems Catapult)

The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) explored the role of households in a net-zero emissions society to accompany the CCC’s Net Zero report, looking at opportunities and challenges for households to reduce emissions from today's levels and to support the stretch from an 80% emissions reduction to a net-zero greenhouse gas target.
30 May 2019 Publication

Non-CO2 abatement in the UK agricultural sector by 2050 (Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University)

This consultancy report, produced by Scotland’s Rural College, ADAS and Edinburgh University, accompanies Chapter 7 of the CCC’s Net Zero Technical report.This report identifies the scope for additional cost-effective abatement of non-CO2 emissions in the UK agriculture sector by 2050.
28 May 2019 Publication

Zero Emission HGV Infrastructure Requirements (Ricardo Energy and Environment)

The Committee on Climate Change commissioned Ricardo Energy and Environment to carry out research to assess the infrastructure requirements and costs for the deployment of different zero emission heavy goods vehicle (HGV) technology options.