The Climate Change Committee (CCC) commissioned ADAS to review a subset of the Adaptation Committee’s full indicator set. The subset of indicators assessed by ADAS in this project provides supporting evidence to inform current understanding of adaptation progress being made in England. The purpose of this research is not to provide a comprehensive or representative overview of adaptation progress in England, rather it is intended to provide updated indicators (within the context of climate resilience) to inform the Adaptation Committee of the current evidence base.
2. Key recommendations
- In total, nine indicators of climate-related risk and actions are assessed in this report, which may be of relevance to various sectors including the built environment, infrastructure, the natural environment (including agriculture, forestry and fisheries), people and health, and business.
- Where robust datasets were available, with suitable metrics to demonstrate change over time, indicators have been updated or developed to provide trends and allow interpretation of the data for climate resilience. For each updated indicator, we provide detail on the data sources and methods used, outline the trends and implications for climate resilience, and assess the robustness of the indicator as a measure of assessing climate-related risks and actions.
- Where datasets or suitable metrics were not available to update or develop an indicator, the evidence base was updated instead.