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New profile: Committee on Climate Change

  • 03 Mar 2011, 15:30
  • The Carbon Brief

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is a quasi-autonomous non-government organisation (quango) established by the Climate Change Act to advise on carbon budgets leading to the 80 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2050 mandated in the act. The committee advised a 34 percent cut by 2020 which was accepted by government and enshrined in UK law. The quango has estimated that the cost of domestic action will be less than one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. The more ambitious "global offer budget" - designed to fit with a future global deal and show leadership in international negotiations - would only add a cost of 0.1 percent of GDP by 2025. The CCC states that annual investment to decarbonise the power sector should be £10 billion with £3 billion spent on reducing building heating costs and £1 billion set aside for reducing industrial emissions.

Read more about the CCC in the full profile.

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