ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016.

In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change and flooding, heating and energy efficiency, the increasing health risks from homes overheating, and the role of housing and planning in reducing UK emissions.

The Adaptation Sub-Committee is in the process of compiling the second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. This will consider the latest evidence of climate change in the UK, its current and projected impacts, and the potential policy implications.

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