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  • Review of the Fourth Carbon Budget

    Today I can announce that, having concluded a detailed review, the Government will not be amending the Fourth Carbon Budget. The budget, which covers the period 2023 to 2027, will therefore stay at its existing level of 1950 MtCO2 equivalent. The decision I have taken is consistent with the advice of the Committee on Climate Change. It also reflects the views of the vast majority of businesses, ...

  • CCC shortlisted for a Climate Week Award - 4 March 2011

    The CCC has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Climate Week Awards under the category of "Best initiative by a Government or Statutory Body". The Committee entered its work on the 4th carbon budget report for consideration by the panel which included Lord Nicholas ...

  • Government approves fifth carbon budget but no aviation emissions plan

    The Government has today (30th June) approved the fifth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Each carbon budget covers a period of four years; the fifth budget will be from 2028-2032 (see ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • UK government confirms fourth carbon budget

    The Government has today confirmed the UK will retain its fourth carbon budget in its current form, ending speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be relaxed. A written ministerial statement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey was released mid-morning confirming the Fourth Carbon Budget would not be amended. Davey announced “Having concluded a detailed review, the ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • UK should commit to a 60% cut in emissions by 2030 as a contribution to global efforts to combat climate change

    The Committee on Climate Change today recommended a carbon budget for 2023-27 and a target for emissions reductions in 2030 – halfway between now and 2050. The recommended target for 2030, to cut emissions by 60% relative to 1990 levels (46% relative to current levels), would then require a 62% emissions reduction from 2030 to meet the 2050 target in the Climate Change Act. The Committee ...

  • UK review of 2050 climate targets

    A review of the target to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions by at least 60 per cent by 2050 will become a statutory duty under the Climate Change Bill, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said today. Mr Benn announced the decision alongside other amendments to strengthen the Bill as it moves towards completing its passage through the House of Lords. The Government has committed to ask the independent ...

  • UK government decision on international aviation and shipping emissions announced

    The UK will defer a decision on whether to include international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets until the setting of the fifth carbon budget in 2016, by which point there should be more clarity on how aviation emissions will be tackled at an EU and global level. Last month, the European Commission proposed that it would suspend international aspects of the aviation EU Emissions ...

  • CCC response to Huhne`s 4th Carbon Budget statement

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne, today made an oral statement to the House in which he announced that Government would accept the Committee's recommendations on the 4th Carbon Budget (2023-2027) in full. This will legislate a cut in emissions of 50% (on 1990 levels) by 2025 and will put the UK on track to meeting the 2050 target (an 80% reduction in emissions). ...


    By Statoil

  • First carbon budget report card published

    The UK is on track to meet its first carbon budget, Energy and Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock said today as the first ever annual emissions report under the carbon budgets system was presented to Parliament. Under the Climate Change Act, the UK has to report annually to Parliament on progress in meeting its carbon budgets. The UK has to cut its emissions by at least 34% by 2020, and by at ...

  • Strict global carbon budget needed to tacke climate change - WWF report

    A strict global carbon budget between now and 2050 based on a fair distribution between rich and poor nations has the potential to prevent dangerous climate change and keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius, a new WWF report shows. The report, called “Sharing the effort under a global carbon budget”, is based on research, calculations and analysis by the consultancy ECOFYS and shows ...


    By WWF International

  • A lower limit for future climate emissions

    A new study finds that the greenhouse gas emissions that the world can emit in order to limit climate change to less than 2°C are severely limited, lending further urgency to the need to address climate change. Researchers from, among others, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and IIASA see a limit to future greenhouse gas emissions - or carbon budget - of 590-1240 billion tons ...

  • Written ministerial statement by Edward Davey on the publication of the report on international aviation and shipping emissions

    Today Government has published a Parliamentary Report announcing that, recognising uncertainty over the international framework for reducing aviation emissions and particularly the treatment of aviation within the EU Emissions Trading System, it is deferring a firm decision on whether to include international aviation and shipping emissions within the UK’s net carbon account. The ...

  • Edward Davey statement in response to Committee on Climate Change letter

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “We are currently considering a 2030 electricity decarbonisation target but our existing plans are consistent with significant decarbonisation of the power sector. “We are absolutely committed to meeting our statutory carbon budgets. That is why we are pushing through ambitious reforms to overhaul existing old fossil ...

  • Coalition government sets 50% carbon reduction targets by 2025

    UK agrees to the CCC’s proposed levels and sets legally binding targets to halve carbon emissions by 2025. The Coalition government has set a carbon reduction target of 50% on 1990 levels by 2025, demonstrating genuine leadership in the low-carbon agenda, and putting the UK on course for a 60% decrease by 2030. The Energy and Climate Miniter, Chris Huhne, unveiled the news ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Secretary of State comment on the UK meeting its first carbon budget

    Secretary of State Edward Davey said: “We have reached an important milestone today. The UK has met its first carbon budget, which is the first step in fulfilling our commitment to cut Britain’s emissions by 80% to 2050. “The increase in emissions in 2012, compared to 2011, is of course worrying – but it needs to be put in the context of higher gas costs that made coal a ...

  • UK Must Act Now to Meet Climate Change Targets

    The UK must urgently increase the pace of its emission reductions if it is to meet its legislated carbon commitments, the Committee on Climate Change has warned. The CCCs 2nd progress report to Parliament concluded that the 8.6% decline in emissions of the UK"s greenhouse gases over the past year was almost entirely due to a reduction in economic activity caused by the recession and increased ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Lord Deben appointed Chair of Committee on Climate Change

    The Rt Hon Lord Deben PC has been confirmed as Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), as approved by Energy Secretary Ed Davey. This follows a successful pre-appointment hearing on Tuesday 4 September, in which the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) recommended that he was suitable for the role. DECC Secretary of State, Edward Davey, said: “Lord Deben brings with him ...

  • UK proposes fourth carbon budget - emissions to be cut by 50% by 2025

    A plan to limit U.K. greenhouse gas emissons by 50% from 1990 levels between by 2027 has been proposed in line with the U.K. government's commitment to be the greenest government ever. The proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is in line with advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change. It sets a fourth carbon budget of 1950 MtCO2e for the period that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Government advised to re-design ‘complex’ CRC scheme for the second phase

    The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that Government re-designs the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme prior to the start of the second phase (2013-2017), in order to reduce its complexity. The current intention is that a cap is set from 2013 with a fixed number of allowances made available to organisations through an auctioning system.  However, the ...

  • Julia King appointed to the Committee on Climate Change

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today announced the appointment of Julia King to the Committee on Climate Change. The Committee, being established under the Climate Change Bill currently before Parliament, will provide independent, expert advice on how the UK can best meet its climate change goals. Professor Julia King CBE  is Vice-Chancellor of Aston University and in March 2007 she was ...

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