The Committee on Climate Change is an independent body which advises the UK and devolved Governments on tackling and preparing for climate change. The Committee provides advice on setting carbon budgets (for the UK Government carbon budgets are designed to place a limit or ceiling on the level of economy-wide emissions that can be emitted in a five-year period), and reports regularly to the Parliaments and Assemblies on the progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For the UK Government the Committee advises the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its powers are invested by Part 2 of the Climate Change Act 2008.
The Committee is supported by a small secretariat of economists, scientists and corporate staff.
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