Emissions
CCC: UK ‘must set 2050 net-zero emissions target’

The Committee on Climate Change has told the government this is necessary to stay in line with the UK’s commitment under the Paris Agreement

New appointment to Committee on Climate Change

Professor Keith Bell will take up the position of power sector specialist on the Committee for a five-year term

CCC report on biomass and UK land use: Industry responds

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned the UK’s land must be used as a more effective carbon store and called for better use of biomass

Policy changes ‘needed to support green land use’

The Committee on Climate Change said land must be better used to store carbon and ensure environmental impacts can be mitigated

UK population at risk of coastal flooding ‘could quadruple by 2080’

The Committee on Climate Change says protective policies are urgently needed

UK Government seeks advice on net zero emissions target

The announcement comes as the first ever Green GB Week is launched, aimed at bringing people together to tackle climate change with more than 100 events across the country

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 […]

CfD funding ‘will leave 70TWh emissions reduction gap’

The £730 million allocated for Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions will leave an emissions reduction gap of up to 70TWh. That’s according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which has said the government need to contract this volume of low carbon power beyond existing funding to avoid missing its 2030 target of cutting emissions […]

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 […]

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