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28 June 2018
News stories
28 June 2018 | News stories

Apply the lessons of the past decade, or risk a poor deal for the public in the next

Ten years after the Climate Change Act came into force, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet legally-binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. Unless action is taken now, the public faces an unnecessarily expensive […]
22 May 2018
News stories
22 May 2018 | News stories

Lord Deben welcomes the Government’s commitment to improving the energy efficiency of new UK buildings

The Government has announced it intends to halve the energy use of new buildings in the UK by 2030, as one of the ‘Grand Challenge missions’ of its Industrial Strategy. The chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, has welcomed the announcement, and highlighted the importance of tougher building standards and effective enforcement of those standards.
3 May 2018
Blogs
3 May 2018 | Blogs

All Change? A new vision for UK travel demand

Transport accounts for a higher share of overall UK greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of the economy. As the Commission on Travel Demand publishes its first report, the CCC’s Transport Team Leader Ewa Kmietowicz, says the time may now be ripe for policymakers to reframe their approach.
17 January 2018
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17 January 2018 | News stories

UK’s ambitious Clean Growth Strategy must be translated urgently into action

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, required under the Climate Change Act, sets out the next steps to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Although ambitious, the Strategy does not go far enough. Urgent action is needed to flesh out current plans and proposals, and supplement them with additional measures, to meet […]
19 December 2017
Publication
19 December 2017 | Publication

Building a low-carbon economy in Wales – Setting Welsh carbon targets

This report advises on the level at which Welsh interim carbon targets and Welsh carbon Budgets should be set. It comes in response to a request from the Welsh Government for independent advice from the Committee on Climate Change on these targets. The Committee’s advice takes into account specific factors relating to the Welsh economy and its sources of emissions.
19 December 2017
News stories
19 December 2017 | News stories

Wales can tackle climate change while protecting industry, jobs and future generations

Wales can play a leading role in tackling climate change while growing its economy and improving the wellbeing of its population, the Committee on Climate Change says today in a new report. ‘Building a low-carbon economy in Wales – Setting Welsh carbon targets’ provides independent advice to the Welsh Government on the level at which […]
10 October 2017
News stories
10 October 2017 | News stories

Committee on Climate Change seeks new members

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is looking to appoint two new expert members specialising in climate science and the power sector.
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