This letter sets out advice from the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) on the preparation of the 20-year plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors following the recent episodes of flooding.
This report was commissioned from BRE by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). It provides supporting research for the ASC's report: Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy: Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report.
This note considers publicly available data on flood and coastal erosion risk management expenditure (FCERM) in England. It looks at how this has changed following recent government spending decisions, the introduction of Partnership Funding, and in comparison with estimates of the long-term investment need. Is more being spent than ever before?
Decisions are due by the Government on the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Specifically, Defra ministers will shortly announce how much CAP funding should be diverted in England from production-linked subsidies (Pillar 1) to agri-environment schemes (Pillar 2). Both benefit farmers but pay them to do different things. There has been recent debate […]
This is a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013). The supporting research considers climate impacts on a set of resource categories in terms of their perceived contribution of ecosystem services.
This is a report supporting Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2013). The supporting research identifies trends in vulnerability to climate change for a selection of England's terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and the services that they provide.
By Indra Thillainathan, Senior Analyst at the CCC On a cold but sunny day a week before Christmas, the CCC took an early morning train from London to visit three farms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. With the agriculture sector central to the work of the CCC*, we were keen to understand the challenges facing the […]
By Senior Analyst, Kavita Srinivasan Members of the CCC Bioenergy team recently joined experts on bioenergy from the National Farmers’ Union to visit two miscanthus and short-rotation coppice (SRC) willow farms in Yorkshire. The farms supply woody biomass directly to Drax and other power stations for co-firing, as well as for local heat applications. Miscanthus, […]
By Russell Bishop, Economist at the CCC Members of the CCC bioenergy review team went to Yorkshire to visit Drax power station. Drax is Western Europe’s largest coal-fired power station and has a generating capacity of 4000 megawatts, producing 26 TWh of electricity in 2010 meeting approximately 7% of the UK’s electricity demand. The plant […]
By Indra Thillainathan, Senior Analyst With new European environmental legislation set to close many existing coal fired power stations by 2015, work is already underway by Tilbury power station to convert it into one of the world’s largest dedicated biomass generators . Ahead of its scheduled re-commissioning in November, a few members of the CCC […]