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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.
19 August 2019 Blog

No surprises? Our latest adaptation progress report

The Adaptation Committee published its report on progress in preparing for climate change in July. In a previous blog I gave some high level reflections on the Government’s latest National Adaptation Programme. It’s fair to say that our assessment has some blunt messages about lack of progress and low ambition in England.
10 July 2019 Publication

Briefing note on time lags in the climate system (Met Office)

The Met Office has produced a technical briefing note summarising the latest scientific understanding on time lags in the climate system, and what this implies for how much climate change the world is committed to in the short-term for different emissions trajectories.
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 May 2019 Publication

Modelling ‘leadership-driven’ scenarios of the global mitigation effort (UCL Energy Institute)

This report by the UCL Energy Institute was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2019 report Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming.This research provided supporting information for Chapter 3 of the CCC’s report, considering an appropriate UK contribution to the global effort.
7 May 2019 Publication

The UK’s contribution to a Paris-consistent global emissions reduction pathway (Grantham Institute, Imperial College London)

This report by the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London was produced to support the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) 2019 report Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming.This research provided supporting information for Chapter 3 of the CCC’s report, considering an appropriate UK contribution to the global effort.
7 May 2019 Publication

Accelerated Electrification and the GB Electricity System

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commissioned Vivid Economics and Imperial College to consider the energy system implications of accelerated uptake of electric vehicles and hybrid heat pumps, compared to the CCC’s Fifth Carbon Budget Central scenario, with a focus on network implications.
2 May 2019 Publication

Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

This report responds to a request from the Governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, asking the Committee to reassess the UK's long-term emissions targets.
2 May 2019 News story

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming

Phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to end UK contribution to global warming. The UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
2 May 2019 Publication

Net Zero – Technical Report

This technical report accompanies the 'Net Zero' advice report which is the Committee's recommendation to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on the date for a net-zero emissions target in the UK and revised long-term targets in Scotland and Wales.