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About the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG)

The All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group is the leading forum for climate change policy in the UK. Our mission is to influence effective policymaking and put climate change mitigation and adaptation at the centre of political decision making. This will ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability for the UK. The APPCCG engages Parliamentarians alongside the private and public sectors to drive forward the issues of climate change that are ever-present across the country. 

The APPCCG Secretariat is based at non-profit think-tank Policy Connect. It has a long running history of success in running Forums, Commissions and All-Party Parliamentary Groups. The work of the APPCCG is delivered by the Sustainability Team at Policy Connect who are passionately involved in environmental policy work, overseeing Carbon Connect, the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum, the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group and the Sustainable Resource Forum.

The APPCCG's commitment to transparency and scrutiny

The APPCCG is entirely committed to ensuring its activities, membership and funding are entirely transparent. The Group is an official 'All-Party Group' and regularly engages with Parliament on key climate change issues. Under no circumstances does the APPCCG endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation.

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons of the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in the webpages are those of the group.

The APPCCG Code of Governance

The Group operates according to a strict Code of Governance. The Group is funded through a combination of annual membership fees from its associate (non-parliamentary) members and project-based sponsorship for specific research projects. The APPCCG and its work is driven solely by its Parliamentary Officers and Members; as such, the Group's non-parliamentary members do not have voting rights within the Group and cannot dictate its activities. The Group's entry on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups can be viewed here.

Please download the result from the most recent AGM, held on 27 June 2018, which includes the official financial statement of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group for 2017/18 here.

The work programme of the APPCCG is guided by its advisory board.

Secretariat at Policy Connect

The APPCCG is administered by Policy Connect, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions you may have on its work and activities. 

New regulatory guidance issued by the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists means that think tank policy organisations such as Policy Connect will need to be listed on the register. Communicating our work and policy research to government ministers is an important part of our principle to promote better public policy; we therefore welcome the new guidance. Policy Connect joined the register on 12 June and a further note is available on the website.

The entry on the Register will, at this stage, simply list the APPGs and forums supported by Policy Connect.  Going forward, as and when Policy Connect staff directly communicate with Ministers on behalf an APPG or Forum, we will need to include the names of our funding organisations on the Register entry. As you will be aware we have published details of our associate members and funders on our own website and the APPG register for many years. We will provide updates about these new arrangements as part of our regular communications.