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28 August 2020 Publication

Letter – Vehicle Exercise Duty consultation

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change to the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP about the vehicle exercise duty consultation.
17 July 2020 Insights

2020 Progress Report to Parliament – your questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the launch of our annual Progress Report to Parliament move online this year. This was a new format for us and the webinar we ran had a number of advantages over a physical event, receiving positive feedback from attendees. It was great to have so many people join the discussion from all four nations – and it has certainly given us pause for thought; we fully expect to run more web-based events in the future. Another advantage was that we were able to record the questions our 450 attendees wanted to ask us. We did our best to cover as many as we could during the live event but unfortunately didn’t have time to get through all 111. In this blog we seek to answer some of the most popular questions, grouped into eight key themes.
24 September 2019 Publication

Letter: International aviation and shipping and net zero

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben to Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP about net-zero and the approach to international aviation and shipping (IAS) emissions.
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.
13 February 2019 Publication

The future of UK aviation: Letter from Lord Deben to Chris Grayling

This is a letter from CCC Chairman, Lord Deben, to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, about the future of UK aviation. The letter sets out the Committee's views on the Government's recently published consultation, Aviation 2050 - the future of UK aviation. 
11 October 2018 Publication

Letter to Chris Grayling and Greg Clark – assessment of the Road to Zero Strategy

This letter from Lord Deben, CCC Chairman, is a specific assessment by the Committee of the Department for Transport's Road to Zero Strategy.
24 September 2018 Publication

Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee's seventh report on Scotland's progress towards meetings emissions targets, as requested by Scottish Ministers under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
24 September 2018 News story

Scotland still outperforms the UK in reducing emissions but transport and agriculture remain significant challenges

Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but successful strategies for energy and waste mask a lack of progress in other parts of the Scottish economy.
11 September 2018 News story

CCC welcomes UK Government investment in electric vehicles

CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement on electric vehicle funding at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham.
27 July 2018 Insights

Fake emissions tests cheat consumers and the environment

New evidence suggests that recently-introduced EU emissions tests for cars and vans are already being manipulated by car manufacturers. Ellie Davies, the CCC’s Transport Analyst, explains why that’s bad news for the UK’s climate change targets, and the public.