CCC warns MPs over lack of data on UK critical infrastructure assets at risk of flooding  The Environmental Audit Committee held a one off session on climate change adaptation in light of the recent publication of the Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017. This assessment draws primarily on the independent Evidence Report commissioned from the CCC’s Adaptation […]

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14 February 2017: The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee publishes its report which highlights key actions that will be needed to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit. Report: Brexit: environment and climate change (HTML) Report: Brexit: environment and climate change (PDF) Evidence Volume: Brexit: environment and climate change ( PDF 1.38 […]

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The European Parliament has adopted draft reform of carbon market post-2020, but it is not clear if the UK will continue to be involved. The reforms are necessary because the European Union’s emission trading system (ETS), a cap-and-trade permit system to regulate industry pollution, has suffered from excess supply since the 2008 financial crisis, depressing […]

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New report says Europe at increasingly severe risk from climate change  Europe’s regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, flooding, droughts and storms due to climate change, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency. The report was developed by the EEA in […]

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