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10 July 2019 Publication

Briefing note on time lags in the climate system (Met Office)

The Met Office has produced a technical briefing note summarising the latest scientific understanding on time lags in the climate system, and what this implies for how much climate change the world is committed to in the short-term for different emissions trajectories.
10 July 2019 Publication

Impacts of climate change on meeting Government outcomes in England (Paul Watkiss Associates)

The Adaptation Committee contracted Paul Watkiss Associates to assess how climate change might affect the ability of Government to achieve existing policy outcomes.
10 July 2019 Publication

Research to update the evidence base for indicators of climate-related risks and actions in England (ADAS)

The ADAS report presents the results of work commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to update a number of the indicators of and evidence bases on climate-related risks and actions in England.
10 July 2019 News story

UK credibility on climate change rests on Government action over next 18 months

The UK has legislated for net-zero emissions by 2050 – now the UK Government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.
10 July 2019 Publication

Progress in preparing for climate change – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

This report sets out the Adaptation Committee’s latest assessment of progress in preparing for climate change in England, and provides a first evaluation of the Government’s second National Adaptation Programme.
17 December 2018 Publication

Coastal flood and erosion risk in England (Sayers)

This report, by Sayers and Partners, accompanies the CCC’s ‘Managing the coast in a changing climate‘ report, published in October 2018.
17 December 2018 Publication

Economics of coastal change management in England (Jacobs)

This report, by Jacobs, accompanies the CCC's 'Managing the coast in a changing climate' report, published in October 2018.
26 October 2018 Publication

Managing the coast in a changing climate

This report by the CCC's Adaptation Committee investigates the long-term challenges of managing England’s coastline against the backdrop of a changing climate.
26 October 2018 News story

Current approach to protecting England’s coastal communities from flooding and erosion not fit for purpose as the climate changes

A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report.
30 July 2018 Blog

First the heat, then the rain: The problem of surface water flooding in England

Surface water flooding is a widespread and growing problem. It occurs when the volume and speed of rainwater exceeds that which is able to filter into the ground and drain through the sewage networks. Gemma Holmes, Senior Analyst at the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee, explains what can be done about it.