Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey today announced the appointment of Paul Johnson to the board of the Committee on Climate Change.
Paul is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Previous roles include periods as chief economist at the Department for Education and Skills, and as Director of the Public Services and Growth Directorate and Chief Micro-economist at HM Treasury where he was also deputy head of the Government Economic Service. Paul has worked all his professional life on the application of economics to public policy including tax, welfare, pensions, education and climate change. He was an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the tax system, has served on the Economic and Social Research Council, and chaired the review of pension auto enrolment for this government.
Notes to editors
- The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act to advise the Government on emissions targets, and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on the CCC, please visit the Committee on Climate Change website.
- The Climate Change Act 2008 specifies that the appointment of the CCC Chair and its members are made jointly by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (SofS) and Ministers in the devolved administrations.