Climate risk assessments that take account of threats like heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires are increasingly being used to inform and improve national adaptation policies according to the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment of national adaptation actions published this week. The EEA briefing ‘Is Europe on track towards climate resilience? Status of reported national adaptation actions […]

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The Climate Change Committee has published some useful new briefing notes, commissioned by the Welsh Government, on adaptation to climate change. They cover –  Adaptation and the nature emergency –  Adaptation and social justice –  Adaptation and decarbonisation There is also a progress report on adaptation in Wales, which shows there are some positive examples […]

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The government has published the Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3), setting out the actions that government and others will take to adapt to the impacts of climate change from 2023 to 2028. According to the latest version, “the UK government is taking steps to address the impacts of climate change to protect communities, our economy […]

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Damning assessment from the Climate Change Committee The UK’s first 40OC day, in summer 2022, was the clearest indication that climate change has arrived in this country. Last year’s record breaking temperatures brought unprecedented heat-related deaths, wildfire incidents and significant infrastructure disruption. The impacts of climate change will intensify over coming decades, leaving the UK […]

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The government is consulting until 5th April on the approach to the fourth round of reporting under the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP4 Strategy). We want to gather views from infrastructure operators and public bodies. We are asking about: the usefulness of reporting how to improve on this for future rounds what should be contained in […]

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2022: The Year of Climate Adaptation Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency speech to the Coastal Futures conference “Thank you for inviting me to speak at this year’s Coastal Futures conference. In 1953, 307 lives were lost on land and more than 177 people were lost at sea in the east coast surge. […]

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This report outlines the UK government and devolved administrations’ position on the key climate change risks and opportunities that the UK faces today. As required by the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK government has undertaken the third five-year assessment of the risks of climate change on the UK. This is based on the Independent Assessment […]

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