All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change Group

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change Group was established in 2005 to 'raise awareness of the threat of climate change and to promote policies to counter that threat.' [1]

The APPGCCG was launched when The Carbon Neutral Company joined with MP's Stephen Byers and Colin Challen to raise awareness about climate change and begin formulating effective policies for mitigation and adaptation.

It is one of the largest and most prominently active parliamentary groups, amassing 150 members of Parliament and 100 Associate members. Membership is open to any business, NGO, MP or government department interested in tackling climate change and leading the way to a low carbon future. [2]


The group aims to deliver material and substantive progress on climate change by fostering an environment in which committed and relevant actors can discuss and formulate policies, promoting those with the greatest promise. The group works alongside businesses and civil society to integrate scientific, business and governmental approaches to the issue of climate change.

The main goal of the group is to engage Government departments and Parliamentarians along with the private and public sectors to pursue the ever-present, country-wide issues of climate change.[3]


The secretariat of the APPGCCG was based at The Carbon Neutral Company from 2005-2015.

The new secretariat, following the re-register of the group in the 2015 general election, is Policy Connect, a not-for-profit organization that helps to run other All-Party groups, such as the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group or the All-Party Carbon Monoxide Group.


The APPGCCG focuses on the practical application of strategies that aim to tackle climate change, and on institutional mechanisms and policies that will help us combat and cope with the process of climate change. Discussions and seminars held in Parliament give associate members the chance to interact directly with policy makers, as well as connecting with other associate members. [4]


Officers as at September 2015

On being appointed to chairperson following the election, the Green Party's Caroline Lucas said:

'I am looking forward to promoting the importance of climate change in this Government across public and private sectors – we are all facing huge challenges in the wake of the ongoing climate predicament. With Policy Connect leading the APPCCG’s development we can really put climate change research at the heart of future policy. We can highlight to our Government the importance of the need to act urgently on climate change by engaging with a wide cross section of society through events and research.' [6]

Officers as at March 2015

Members as at March 2015

Dr Julian Huppert MP - Liberal Democrats | Martin Horwood MP - Liberal Democrats | Damian Hinds MP - Conservative Party | Sir Peter Bottomley - Conservative | Zac Goldsmith - Conservative Party | Anne Marie Morris - Conservative Party | Julian Brazier - Conservative Party | Simon Wright - Liberal Democrats | Meg Munn - Labour | Ann McKechin - Labour | Dame Anne McGuire - Labour | Jack Dromey - Labour | Kelvin Hopkins - Labour | Dr Alan Whitehead - Labour | Emily Thornberry - Labour | Sir Hugh Bailey - Labour [7]

Associate Members as at September 2015

Aggregate Industries | Anglian Water | Boots | Cemex | City of London Corporation | Ecotricity | Energy Technologies Institute | Ernst & Young | Forestry Commission(Scotland) | Grant Thornton | ISS Facilities | Johnson Matthey Plc | Jones Lang LaSalle | Muntons Plc | National Environment Research Council (NERC) | Pinsent Masons | Professional Publishers Association (PPA) | Rolls-Royce Plc | RWE nPower | Shell International Ltd | Taylor Wimpey | URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited (now AECOM) | Utilitywise Plc. | Waterman Sustainable Energy | Whitbread | Willmott Dixon | Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd | 2Co Yorkshire Power | ACM Environmental Plc | Baringa Partners | British Airways Plc | Brook Lyndhurst | Carbon Capture and Storage Association | Carbon Credentials | Carnstone Partners | Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers | Cullinan Studio | Earth Capital Partners | Ecofys | Ecology Building Society | Ecometrica | Hoare LEA | HW Fisher & Company | IT Power Ltd | Kreab Gavin Henderson | Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership | Maplecroft | Met Office | National Physical Laboratory | Responding to Climate Change | Sussex Energy Group (Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand | The Crown Estate | Trucost | Aldersgate Group | British Council | British Geological Survey | British Trust for Ornithology | Cabot Institute | Carbon Disclosure Project | Centre for Alternative Technology | Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM | Christian Aid | EnviroMarket | Environmental Investigation Agency | Foundation for endangered Species | Friends of the Earth | Global Action Plan | Global Witness | Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, LSE | Institute of Physics | Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) | Polden-Puckman Charitable Trust | Policy Studies Institute | Practical Action | RSPB | Sandbag Climate Campaign | ShareAction | SustainAbility | The Diocese of London | The Gaia Foundation | The University of Nottingham | The Usable Buildings Trust | UK Environmental Law Association | UK Green Business Council | University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation | Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust | Woodland Trust | World Land Trust | WRAP | Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) | Geoff Beacon | Frances Butler | Sarah Carey | Colin Manson | Mark Partington | Greg Peachy | Adrian Penfold | John Prewer | Marcelo Sarbanes | Nick Breeze [8]


  1. Register of All-Party Groups as of 29 September 2015Parliament Website, accessed 6 October 2015
  2. Carbon Neutral, accessed 6 October 2015
  3. Policy Connect re-launches APPCCGParliament website,23 July 2015, accessed 6 October 2015
  4. Carbon Neutral Company, accessed 6 October 2015
  5. Register as at 29 September 2015Parliament website, accessed 6 October 2015
  6. Policy Connect re-launch APPGCCGPolicy Connect, 23 July 2015, accessed 6 October 2015
  7. Register as of 30 March 2015Parliament website, accessed 6 October 2015
  8. Policy Connect MembershipPolicy Connect, accessed 6 October 2015