The infrastructure needs of a low-carbon economy prepared for climate change

The infrastructure needs of a low-carbon economy prepared for climate change (March 2017), is a briefing note supporting a letter of the same name from Lord Deben (Chair, Committee on Climate Change) and The Baroness Brown of Cambridge (Chair, Adaptation Sub-Committee) to Lord Adonis (Chair, National Infrastructure Commission).

The briefing note states that a successful National Infrastructure Assessment must reflect the twin challenges of deeply reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and of preparing the UK for a changing climate. The briefing note identifies six key areas where investment in infrastructure is critical to meeting the objectives set out on the Climate Change Act:

  • smart low carbon power,
  • electric vehicle charging networks,
  • heating,
  • carbon capture and storage,
  • flood risk management and drainage, and
  • water resource management and supply.

 

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