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 letter 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) to accompany a briefing note of the same name (March 2017).

The letter identifies the key requirements for infrastructure investment in order to meet the objectives set by the Climate Change Act. The letter also states that, in the context of conducting the National Infrastructure Assessment, the following areas are of critical importance:

  • reducing emissions (for example, covering electric vehicle charging networks),
  • preparing for climate change (for example, covering flood risk management), and
  • the need to avoid locking-in high carbon infrastructure.

 

 

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