The UK Climate Change Committee is an independent, statutory body which “purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change”.
The report may draw a slightly optimistic set of conclusions from COP 26, but it also serves as a reminder that the UK is still in charge of COP 26 until the start of COP 27, in November 2022, and that it retains responsibility for ensuring that participants to COP 26 do not renege on their engagement, and that further progress is made on items which are still open.
The UK CCC points to areas in which the UK Government must demonstrate progress as it is running behind its own pledges and targets.
The UK CCC report is found here: https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/cop26-key-outcomes-and-next-steps-for-the-uk/
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