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16 July 2020 Publication

Letter: Adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution

This is a letter from Baroness Brown of Cambridge Chair, of the Adaptation Committee to Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP about adaptation in the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution as the preparations for COP26 continue.
6 May 2020 News story

Take urgent action on six key principles for a resilient recovery

The Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy.
19 August 2019 Insights

No surprises? Our latest adaptation progress report

The Adaptation Committee published its report on progress in preparing for climate change in July. In a previous blog I gave some high level reflections on the Government’s latest National Adaptation Programme. It’s fair to say that our assessment has some blunt messages about lack of progress and low ambition in England.
5 August 2019 News story

Spotlight on UK infrastructure as climate changes

Recent events at Whaley Bridge dam in Derbyshire have raised questions about UK infrastructure and its ability to cope with a changing climate. In response, the Committee on Climate Change has issued a  brief statement.
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.