All pages with keywords: Climate Change Act

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Prime Minister deserves “great credit” for 2050 net-zero target, says Lord Stern

Press release 12 June, 2019

Lord Stern welcomes the “historic move” by the UK Government to set a target for cutting annual emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. read more »


Why it is important to work with conservative governments like Australia’s on climate change

a commentary by Rebecca Byrnes 28 May, 2019

Rebecca Byrnes sets out three ways to progress climate action in Australia following the re-election of the centre-right Coalition. read more »


Urgent response needed from UK Government on net-zero emissions

Urgent response needed from UK Government on net-zero emissions

a commentary by Bob Ward 3 May, 2019

Bob Ward sets out five urgent actions for the UK Government in response to the Committee on Climate Change’s new report on achieving net-zero emissions read more »


How do UK businesses walk the talk of net-zero ambition?

a commentary by Sam Unsworth 1 April, 2019

Business must deliver a step-change in its own ambitions and discourse if the UK is to meet a 2050 net-zero emissions target, argues Sam Unsworth. read more »


A personal and professional perspective on the school ‘climate strike’

a commentary by Michal Nachmany 15 February, 2019

At 11 o’clock this morning thousands of school students in the UK walked out of their lessons to demand increased action on climate change. My 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter … read more »


What does the UK need to do to make a realistic attempt at ‘net-zero’?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 16 October, 2018

The Government is seeking advice on how the UK can achieve ‘net-zero’ emissions from across the economy. But why is net-zero on the table and what would it take to achieve it? read more »


The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »


How influential is the UK’s Committee on Climate Change?

How influential is the UK’s Committee on Climate Change?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser 1 October, 2018

Sam Fankhauser reflects on the successes of the UK’s independent climate advisory body 10 years after its establishment – and the challenges it faces for the future. read more »


Making finance climate-consistent: how could the UK implement Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement?

Making finance climate-consistent: how could the UK implement Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement?

a commentary by Nick Robins 24 September, 2018

The Paris Agreement does not just commit countries to cut emissions. All countries also need to put in place a policy framework for climate-consistent finance. Nick Robins argues that the UK could take a leadership position by setting out how this complex task could be achieved. read more »


Consultation response: Environmental principles and governance after EU exit

a policy publication by Alyssa Gilbert, Maria Carvalho 5 September, 2018

This submission was made to Defra’s consultation on environmental principles and governance after the UK leaves the European Union. read more »