CCC straying too close to lobbying, say departments

The Committee on Climate Change also does not take sufficient account of politics in its analyses, according to a three-year review

“Nearly all” major government departments feel the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) strays too close to lobbying when it provides advice to government, and is risking undermining its credibility.

Some departments also feel the body “doesn’t take sufficient account of ‘politics’ in its advice… and how this might affect the feasibility of [its] recommendations”. For example, the body assumes there will be an international climate change deal struck in 2015 despite the limited progress of negotiations.

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