UK fails to keep pace with increasing climate risks, CCC warns

The Climate Change Committee suggests climate risks will not disappear as the world moves to net zero

COP26 – ‘Government needs to have clearer ambitions and ways to measure success’

A new report from the BEIS Committee has called for more clarity from the UK government to ensure the climate summit can be a success

Wales commits to net zero by 2050 ‘but aims to get there sooner’

The Welsh government has made the decision following a report by the CCC on what action needs to be taken to reduce emissions

CCC urges government to rethink approval of new coal mine on climate grounds

Lord Deben has stressed the West Cumbria Mining Company project will conflict with the UK’s national target of delivering net zero by 2050

Boris Johnson announces UK’s new 2030 target to cut emissions by 68% before 2030

The ambitious goal comes despite the CCC having previously warned the government that the UK is not on track to hit its existing fifth carbon budget target

CCC: ‘Scotland can become the first UK nation to deliver a net zero roadmap’

Scotland’s emissions fell by 31% from 2008 to 2018, faster than any other nation of the UK and any G20 nation over the same period, according to a CCC report

UK’s recovery from coronavirus ‘hinges on cutting emissions and adapting to climate change’

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written letters to the Prime Minister and First Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, urging them to rebuild the economy in a stronger, cleaner and more resilient way

Lord Deben: ‘We are going to do this but it’s not going to be easy’

The former Environment Minister, who has been in position at the head of the CCC for more than a decade, spoke to future Net Zero Founder Sumit Bose earlier this month – listen to the podcast to hear more…

CCC: Reaching net zero requires big changes in how land is used

In 2017, land use such as agriculture, forestry and peatland made up 12% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions – the CCC suggests this figure can be cut by two-thirds by 2050

Fracking with CCUS compatible with net zero goal, says government

BEIS has set out its position on shale gas exploration as Cuadrilla starts work on its second well at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire