The Minister for Climate Change announced the establishment of the Commission on 17 December 2019.
MfE set up an establishment team to do preparatory work so the commission could be operating as soon as possible after commencement of the new legislation.
Cabinet agreed that the work of the establishment team include, but not be limited to:
- undertaking the appointment process to identify a list of potential candidates for the commission members
- initiating the process for appointing the chief executive – so the commission can consider candidates and make an appointment immediately on taking office
- working with the interim committee and its secretariat to design a process for the transfer of analysis, evidence and necessary staff, and investigate operational matters such as premises, office equipment
- preparing potential organisational structures and processes for the commission based on the functions being proposed.
The establishment team was made up of individuals from MfE, the Interim Climate Change Committee and PwC.
The role requirements for the commissioner roles are: