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20 March 2015 Blog

What lies beneath: the hidden heat network at the heart of the City

District heating networks are largely an unknown quantity in the UK, where the gas boiler is both ubiquitous and cheap. Contrast this with Denmark, where two thirds of space and water heating is delivered through pipes to buildings in the form of hot water or steam.
8 July 2014 Publication

Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy: ASC progress report 2014

The report investigates the threats and opportunities for the country from climate change, focusing on the risks to infrastructure, business and public health. It also provides an update on previous analysis on flooding, and considers the current capacity in the emergency response system to handle climate extremes.
8 July 2014 News story

Buildings and infrastructure ill-prepared for changing climate

The resilience of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced.
6 June 2014 Blog

40-legged starfish and more

Members of the CCC visited the British Antarctic Survey to find out about the worldwide implications of polar climate change.
31 May 2014 Publication

Indicators to assess the exposure of critical infrastructure in England to current and projected climate hazards

This is a report supporting Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy - Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2014). The supporting research provides a spatial assessment of the exposure of a number of infrastructure assets to weather related hazards (for England only).
31 March 2014 Publication

Indicators to assess the resilience of health and emergency planning in England (by HR Wallingford)

This report was commissioned from HR Wallingford 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.
6 March 2014 News story

Long-term flood resilience plan for Somerset Levels and Moors

Following the recent extreme episodes of flooding, Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) has written to Owen Paterson MP advising on the preparation of a sustainable, long-term plan to address the risk of flooding for the Somerset Levels and Moors.
5 March 2014 Publication

Letter: A sustainable, long – term plan for the Somerset Levels and Moors

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.
28 February 2014 Publication

The risks to housing from overheating

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.
21 January 2014 Publication
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Flood and coastal erosion risk management spending

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?