Adapting to climate change in the UK – Measuring progress (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2011)
This is the ASC’s second assessment of how well the UK is prepared to deal with climate change impacts and risks. It sets out a range of indicators against which the UK’s progress will be measured, and focuses on three priority areas of land-use planning, managing water resources, and the design and renovation of buildings as adaptation measures.
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- Executive Summary
- Presentation by Lord Krebs
Download individual chapters of the report
- Chapter 1 – Introduction: developing indicators of preparedness
- Chapter 2 – How vulnerable is the UK to the climate?
- Chapter 3 – Land use planning
- Chapter 4 – Managing water resources
- Chapter 5 – Designing and renovating buildings
- Chapter 6 – Conclusions and next steps
The documents below are reports which the ASC has commissioned as part of its research for its 2nd Progress Report
- AEA technology (2011) – Provision of research to identify indicators for the Adaptation Sub-Committee
- AEA technology (2011) – Evaluation of the climate risks for meeting the UK’s carbon budgets
- Arup (2011) – Analysis of how land use planning decisions affect vulnerability to climate risks: Full Report.
- Arup (2011) – Appendix A: Low Regret Land-Use Adaptation Options
- Darch, G., Arkell, B. and Tradewell, J. (2011) – Water resource planning under climate uncertainty in London. Atkins Report.
- Davis Langdon (AECOM), AECOM and Ecofys (2011) – Research to identify potential low-regret adaptation options to climate change in the residential buildings sector
- Ranger, N. (2011) – Commentary of adaptation cost-curves – Independent commentary on the usefulness of the adaptation cost-curve methodology for decision-making. The note considers the approach undertaken by the Davis Langdon (AECOM) commissioned by the ASC, to identify potential low-regrets adaptation options to climate change in the residential buildings sector. The note concludes with a discussion on how the approach could be both improved and extended to aid decision-making by households, the government and other agents.
- Martin, R., Muûls, M. and Ward, A. (2011) – The sensitivity of UK manufacturing firms to extreme weather events
The charts and data behind these are available below for each chapter of the report.