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10 September 2019 News story

CCC welcomes international backing for UK to host the COP26 climate summit

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has responded to news that the UK has received international backing to host the COP26 climate summit in 2020.
3 September 2019 News story

CCC welcomes action to tackle climate change in Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Government’s plan for the coming year demonstrates its clear commitment to continue leading the UK in tackling climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
8 August 2019 Publication

Letter: The future of carbon pricing

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Lesley Griffiths AM and Dr. Denis McMahon about the future of carbon pricing.
8 August 2019 Publication

The future of carbon pricing in the UK (Vivid Economics)

This report, by Vivid Economics, accompanies advice from the Committee on Climate Change about the future of the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
11 July 2019 Publication

How the UK met its carbon budgets (Cambridge Econometrics)

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).