Call for evidence
The Committee on Climate Change has launched a call for evidence to identify relevant published information about the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change. The evidence will help to inform the Government’s third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, due to be published in 2022.
Every five years, the UK Government must carry out an assessment of current and future risks to the country from climate change. To inform the 2022 risk assessment, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has asked the Committee on Climate Change to prepare an independent ‘Evidence Report’ by 2021.
The Committee published a similar evidence report in 2016, which went on to inform the UK Government’s second Climate Change Risk Assessment in 2017.
A consortium led by the University of Exeter has been contracted by the CCC to prepare the analysis and draft the technical chapters for the Evidence Report. The Call for Evidence is available on their website.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 10th May.
Meanwhile, the UK is on course to breach its fourth and fifth carbon budgets by 139 and 245 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) respectively, according to the latest forecast from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
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