Lord Krebs writes to the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom as he steps down as ASC Chair

The Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), Lord Krebs, has written to the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom as he comes to the end of his eight-year term at the head of the committee.

In the letter, Lord Krebs congratulates the Defra Secretary of State on the publication last week of the Government’s UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), and introduces his successor as Chair of the ASC, the Baroness Brown of Cambridge.

He also highlights that more action is required in five of the CCRA’s six priority risk areas if the UK is to manage its vulnerability to climate change. The update of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme in 2018 will need to contain ambitious new policies and proposals, he concludes.