Committee on Climate Change
Pathways to 2030 – A Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Scotland
Matthew Bell is the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. The CCC is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.
In November 2015 the CCC delivered its advice to Government about the appropriate scale of emissions reduction for the period 2028 to 2032. The Government has until June 2016 to legislate this “fifth carbon budget”.
Prior to his appointment, Matthew was a Director at Frontier Economics Limited where he led its Public Policy Practice. He has widespread experience across all areas of public policy including policy relating to environment, industry, energy, transport, healthcare, agriculture and others. He has a graduate degree in Economics and has worked advising governments in over 25 countries on all continents.