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Committee on Climate Change

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what performance targets have been set for the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. (289752)

The performance targets set for the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, in respect of 2008-09 and 2009-10, are in summary:

2008-09: Provide high quality analysis to support CCC decision making; deliver advice on carbon budgets within statutory deadline based on a robust analytical framework and evidence base; develop a medium term vision through a three-year business plan for sustained high impact of the CCC; effectively maintain relationships across Whitehall and with external stakeholders; work closely with CCC members to provide support and agree advice; ensure that the work programme is on track and within budget; ensure that human resources are used to their full potential.

2009-10: Deliver a high quality progress report to Parliament in Autumn 2009 which impacts Government strategy for delivery of carbon budgets; deliver analytically robust review of UK aviation emissions setting out appropriate contribution from aviation to meeting the UK's long term target by December 2009; agree with the Committee a forward work plan for the period October 2009-December 2010; support the establishment of the Adaptation sub-Committee; play a leading role in representing the Committee externally; maintain effective communications with external stakeholders; work closely with CCC members to provide support and agree advice; ensure that the work programme is on track and within budget; ensure that human resources are used to their full potential.