Adaptation Sub-Committee

The Adaptation Sub-Committee sets the direction for adaptation matters including independent advice on preparing for climate change.

The ASC is made up of experts from the fields of climate change, science and economics and is chaired by Lord Krebs.

Committee members have a duty to act impartially and objectively, and take steps to avoid any conflict of interest arising as a result of their membership of, or association with, other organisations or individuals. To make this fully transparent, we have established a register of members’ interests which can be found on our transparency page.

ASC Members

Lord Krebs Kt FRSLord Krebs Kt FRS

Professor Lord Krebs of Wytham Kt FRS was Principal of Jesus College Oxford from 2005-2015. Previously, he held posts at the University of British Columbia, the University of Wales, and Oxford, where he was lecturer in Zoology, 1976-88, and Royal Society Research Professor, 1988-2005. From 1994-1999, he was Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council and, from 2000-2005, founding Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). He was chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010 to 2014 and currently sits on the Energy and Environment Select Committee. He was President of the British Science Association in 2012.

Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim Hall

Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, where he is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks. A chartered engineer by background, Professor Hall has pioneered the use of probabilistic methods in flood risk assessment and water resource systems. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Flood Risk Management and Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Professor Dame Anne JohnsonProfessor Dame Anne Johnson

Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE FMedSci is a public health doctor. She is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Chair of the Population and Lifelong Health Domain and Vice Dean International at University College London.  She was a member of the UCL/Lancet Commission report on managing the health effects of climate change. She was previously Chair of the MRC Population Health Sciences Group. She is also a Wellcome Trust Governor.


Ece O - 2Ece Ozdemiroglu

Ece Ozdemiroglu is an environmental economist and the founding director of eftec (Economics For the Environment Consultancy). At eftec she has undertaken, directed and quality assured over 450 projects generating and interpreting economic value evidence on natural capital, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, water and flood management, remediation of environmental damage, cultural heritage, chemicals and value of information. She is also the Economics Lead of the Valuing Nature Programme, steering group member of the Natural Capital Initiative, and associate editor of the Journal for Environmental Economics and Policy.


Rosalyn SchofieldRosalyn Schofield LLB

Rosalyn Schofield LLB is a solicitor.  She is currently Director of Company Secretariat at Associated British Foods plc where she has global responsibility for Sustainability, including the environmental impact of its businesses. Formerly, she was Legal Director at JD Wetherspoon plc where she managed the development, construction and opening of up to 100 outlets a year.  Her early career was as a commercial property lawyer in private practice.

 Sir Graham Wynne, CBESir Graham Wynne, CBE

Sir Graham Wynne is a former Chief Executive and Director of Conservation of the RSPB. He is currently Senior Advisor to the Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU), a member of the Board of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and a Trustee of Green Alliance. He was a member of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food, the Sustainable Development Commission, the Foresight Land use Futures Group and England’s Wildlife Network Review Panel. His early career was in urban planning and inner city regeneration.