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11 January 2019
Blogs
11 January 2019 | Blogs

Chris Stark: 2019 promises some of the most important work we’ve ever produced

A very happy new year from the CCC. In 2018 we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, which established the Committee on Climate Change. As we enter our second decade, we’re in rude health. 2019 promises some of the most important work we’ve ever produced.
30 October 2018
News stories
30 October 2018 | News stories

Zero carbon economy Call for Evidence

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today launched a new Call for Evidence to support is forthcoming advice to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations on long-term targets for greenhouse gas emissions and the UK’s transition to a net zero-carbon economy.
16 October 2018
Blogs
16 October 2018 | Blogs

Developing a blueprint for monitoring global climate change risk

The Committee on Climate Change and the China Expert Panel on Climate Change have published a joint report on Climate Risk Indicators. The two-year project aimed to develop a set of indicators for a new climate change risk assessment system as a proof of concept. Dr Andy Russell explains.
8 October 2018
Blogs
8 October 2018 | Blogs

It’s now or never for one and a half degrees

Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Special Report on ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’. Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) reflects on the report and what it means for the Committee’s next phase of work.
8 October 2018
News stories
8 October 2018 | News stories

CCC welcomes IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
19 July 2018
Blogs
19 July 2018 | Blogs

The new National Adaptation Programme: Hit or miss?

Every five years the UK government sets out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather in a ‘National Adaptation Programme.’ Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change, takes a first look at the government’s latest plan and considers whether it’s fit for purpose.