Their purpose is to advise the 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 fulfilling this role their focus is to:
- Provide independent advice on setting and meeting carbon budgets and preparing for climate change
- Monitor progress in reducing emissions and achieving carbon budgets and targets
- Conduct independent analysis into climate change science, economics and policy
- Engage with a wide range of organisations and individuals to share evidence and analysis