Professor Keith Bell appointed to Committee on Climate Change

11 Apr 2019

The CCC is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008 to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets.

Professor Bell, of the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, joins seven other members of the CCC, which is chaired by Lord Deben, and will serve a five-year term and commit a minimum of two days per month to the role.

Professor Bell said: “The science is clear, man-made climate change is a real phenomenon and represents a significant threat to the environment, lifestyles and economies of the world.

“As one of the world’s leading economies, the UK has a responsibility to play its part in tackling this challenge.

“I look forward to working with the other members of the Committee and bringing my experience in energy systems, specifically electricity systems, and my knowledge of the energy landscape in Scotland to help advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on how best to meet our commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

“Real progress is being made around the world through decarbonising electricity, so the massive challenge now is decarbonising transport and heat.

“It’s a privilege to become a member of the CCC but also a big responsibility in light of the importance of the issues that it is addressing. “