All pages with keywords: UK climate policy

Creating a separate UK trading scheme for emissions the worst system of carbon pricing after Brexit

Press release 2 August, 2019

Carbon tax with “citizens’ dividend” one of best ways for UK to reach net zero by 2050 If the UK is to leave the EU Emissions Trading System as part … read more »

Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves?

a commentary by Bob Ward 23 July, 2019

A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives … read more »

History is made as UK’s net zero emissions target becomes law

Press release 27 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science today (Thursday 27 June 2019) welcomed the signing into law of … read more »

Lord Lawson’s desperate last attempt at misinformation about net zero target

a commentary by Bob Ward 25 June, 2019

The UK Parliament is due to pass the legislation this week that amends the long-term 2050 target for annual greenhouse gases in the Climate Change Act 2008 to net zero … read more »

Nicholas Stern

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 the Chancellor’s statement on the cost of a net-zero transition in the UK could imperil the country’s climate ambitions

a commentary by Dimitri Zenghelis 6 June, 2019

Dimitri Zenghelis explains why the British Chancellor’s assertion that a net-zero economy in the UK will cost more than £1 trillion by 2050 is simply wrong. read more »

Government has now been “passed the baton” of net zero climate change target

Press release 2 May, 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has today (Thursday 2nd May) published its report ‘Net Zero The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’ which sets out advice to government on … read more »

What is net zero?

a commentary by Josh Burke 30 April, 2019

What does ‘net-zero’ emissions mean and what are the challenges – from technological to moral – to achieving it, in the UK and worldwide? 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 »

Advice from climate change experts under threat from UK Government, researchers warn

Press release 1 October, 2018

The ability of the expert Committee on Climate Change to advise on the UK’s efforts to meet its domestic and international commitments could be threatened by a lack of support … read more »