Professor Bell said: “The science is clear, man-made climate change is a real phenomenon and represents a significant threat to the environment, lifestyles and economies of the world.
“As one of the world’s leading economies, the UK has a responsibility to play its part in tackling this challenge.
“I look forward to working with the other members of the Committee and bringing my experience in energy systems, specifically electricity systems, and my knowledge of the energy landscape in Scotland to help advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on how best to meet our commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
“Real progress is being made around the world through decarbonising electricity, so the massive challenge now is decarbonising transport and heat.
“It’s a privilege to become a member of the CCC but also a big responsibility in light of the importance of the issues that it is addressing. “