Holding the government to account on climate change progress
Date of the report
Author of the report
Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
Purpose of the report
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We, for one, are really pleased that the Committee on Climate Change is still taking the UK government to task on progress around climate change mitigation and adaptation. Let us not forget that the Climate Change Act is law – and is something that we need to continue to demonstrate progress against. Whilst there has been some excellent developments, in particular around energy efficiency and renewable energy uptake, we know that there is a long way to go, especially around action pertaining to climate resilience.
With the UK government undergoing some very tough negotiations and policy changes at present, it would be easy to put climate change targets to one side with the view of ‘more important things going on.’ However, we know that embedding activity that tackles climate impacts and wider sustainability can help key government pressures and targets around the economy, health and social inequalities. We hope that the CCC’s latest reports strengthen this argument and we applaud them for their continued work in this space.