UK to seek advice from Committee on Climate Change to cut emissions

The request is likely to be made following the publication of a special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October

UK’s Committee on Climate Change appoints new chief

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Chris Stark will take on the role from 16th April this year, taking over from Matthew Bell who stepped down last year. Mr Stark is currently the Scottish Government’s Director of Energy and Climate Change, leading its approach to […]

UK’s climate targets ‘could prove harder for Wales’

The UK’s climate change targets could prove more difficult for Wales. That’s the suggestion from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which has made a series of recommendations for the country to meet its emissions targets. It says it will be more challenging for Wales to reduce its emissions due to the Welsh economy’s reliance […]

Lord Deben reappointed as Chair of Climate Change Committee

Energy Secretary Greg Clark has reappointed Lord Deben as the Chair of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC). His five-year term of leading the Committee was due to end this year but it has been extended until September 2022. Since 2012, the CCC has advised government on the fourth and fifth carbon budgets, emission […]

Energy efficiency helped save £290 a year on bills

Improved energy efficiency in the UK has helped offset low carbon policy costs on energy bills and reduced emissions. That’s according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which found householders paid £115 less per year for their energy last year than in 2008 when the Climate Change Act was passed. While low carbon policies […]

UK can’t afford to delay in cutting emissions, warns climate watchdog

The UK Government must take concrete action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest cost. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a package of measures showing how action taken now will ensure “the UK has the flexibility to go further in the future”. It states Brexit does not change the UK’s […]

CCC: Energy policy can’t depend on any single project

The UK’s energy policy to secure low carbon and affordable energy supply is about more than just Hinkley and “cannot be dependent on any single project”. That’s the message from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) which follows Theresa May’s decision to give the final go-ahead for the £18 billion nuclear project after she reviewed it. […]

CCC: Scotland leads UK on emission reductions

Scotland is leading the way on UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It compared achievements on emission reductions in Scotland and the rest of the UK in its new report. It states Scotland’s annual emission targets for 2014 were met, including international aviation and shipping, falling by 8.6% while the UK’s […]

UK must take urgent action on climate change, warn government advisers

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is required to address the risks. The warning from the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) follows more than three years of work involving hundreds of leading scientists and experts. Its 2,000-page report states 14 out of the […]

Fracking rules must be tougher, say UK’s climate advisers

Shale gas production will not be consistent with the UK’s climate targets unless there are tougher regulations in place. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) believes large-scale fracking could only go ahead if three key tests are met to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are as follows: Test 1: Emissions must be tightly regulated […]