Policymakers need climate risk indicators, say government advisers

A set of climate risk indicators to address climate change would be of “real practical use for policymakers”, according to the government’s climate change advisers.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published the results of a two-year project on Tuesday. It proposes the use of a “dashboard” that provides a wide range of climate risk indicators over a period of time.

Of the 12 major categories examined including transport, agriculture and power, only renewable energy technologies in the electricity sector are on-track in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

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