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19 July 2017 Publication

Impact of flood alleviation schemes on long-term flood risk (JBA)

This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change. The research was carried out by JBA Consulting.
29 June 2017 Publication

Updated indicators of climate change risk and adaptation action in England (ADAS)

This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change.
29 June 2017 Publication

Local Resilience Forum Interviews Report 2017 (Jacobs)

This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change.
29 June 2017 Publication

2017 Report to Parliament – Progress in preparing for climate change

This report sets out the Adaptation Sub-Committee's second assessment of the National Adaptation Programme, which drives action to prepare for climate change impacts.
20 September 2016 News story
Somerset, UK - February 28, 2016: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station Somerset, UK. Construction site of new nuclear power station project (Hinkley Point C).

Energy policy is about more than Hinkley, says CCC

The Government has confirmed it will go ahead with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. However, delivering a cost-effective, secure and low-carbon power system will require a number of further decisions about the power sector, the Committee on Climate Change says.
22 March 2016 Publication

CCC response to call for evidence from National Flood Resilience Review

In response to a call for evidence, the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change made two written submissions to the National Flood Resilience Review (NFFR).
2 December 2015 Blog
Gunfleet sands offshore wind farm

Offshore wind: A valuable ingredient in the UK’s future energy mix

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, recently announced the Government’s intention to continue supporting offshore wind into the 2020s, providing costs continue to fall. If that approach proves successful, offshore wind could play a key part in the UK’s low-carbon future, writes the CCC's Mike Hemsley.
30 June 2015 Publication

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament

The Committee's 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. It covers both progress towards meeting carbon budgets and progress on adaptation to climate change and includes the Adaptation Sub-Committee's first ever statutory assessment of the National Adaptation Programme.
29 June 2015 Publication

HR Wallingford (2015) for the ASC: Update analysis of the number of properties located in areas at risk of flooding and coastal erosion in England

Supporting information Coastal erosion Surface water flooding New development in flood risk areas: updated figures (February 2016)
8 June 2015 Blog

The green gas coming to a pipe near you

Have you ever wondered where your food waste goes? That is, if you are lucky enough of course to live somewhere where your local council has an organised collection.