Committee on Climate Change return to ECCI for Scotland talks

21 January 2016

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is hosting a special Scotland-focused meeting of the Committee on Climate Change. It is the second time the Centre has been selected to host such a meeting.

The Committee on Climate Change, the independent body that advises the UK and devolved Governments on tackling and preparing for climate change, will meet on Friday 22 January 2016 at the UK’s leading low carbon innovation hub.

The event seeks to gather evidence to inform the Committee’s statutory advice to Government on Scottish annual emissions targets, due to be published in March 2016.

ECCI Executive Director Andy Kerr said: “We are delighted that the CCC has again chosen the ECCI to host their meeting in Scotland. 
The agenda goes to the heart of current priorities for both research – through ClimateXChange, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise connecting climate change research and policy, - and for the Scottish Government, as it works towards publishing the third report on proposals and policies under the Scottish Climate Change Act. The evidence sessions will reflect the joint effort made in Scotland.”

ECCI is a hub for the knowledge, innovation and skills required to create a low carbon economy. Located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s political centre and capital city, and building upon the best ideas from around the world, ECCI provides the place and space for low carbon leaders and networks from business, finance and the public sector to work together to deliver a low carbon future.

The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. The purpose of the group is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets, and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.

ECCI hosts the secretariat for ClimateXChange, Scotland’s centre of expertise linking climate change research and policy. ClimateXChange has worked closely with the Committee on Climate Change on many aspects of their work, not least developing indicators of climate change in Scotland.

This meeting will be open to the public.

Meeting agenda

08:30-09:00 View from Scottish Government on progress and challenges
09:00-10:00 Sector evidence session 1: Heat and energy efficiency
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Sector evidence session 2: Energy supply
11:15-12:15 Sector evidence session 3: Transport

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