A letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee expressing concern about how the Government now intends to encourage the use of sustainable drainage systems in new development
The Adaptation Sub Committee (ASC) has submitted written evidence to inform the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) inquiry into climate change adaptation.
This is a report supporting Meeting Carbon Budgets – 2014 Progress Report to Parliament (July 2014). The supporting research considers how the cost of capital for household low-carbon investments can be reduced, in the context of helping the UK meet its carbon budgets through the uptake of low carbon technologies by UK households.
This is our sixth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets. In it we consider the latest data on emissions and their drivers. This year the report also includes a full assessment of how the first carbon budget (2008-2012) was met, drawing out policy lessons and setting out what is required for the future to stay on track for the legislated carbon budgets and the 2050 target.
The report investigates the threats and opportunities for the country from climate change, focusing on the risks to infrastructure, business and public health. It also provides an update on previous analysis on flooding, and considers the current capacity in the emergency response system to handle climate extremes.
Indicators to assess the exposure of critical infrastructure in England to current and projected climate hazardsSupporting research
This is a report supporting Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy - Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2014). The supporting research provides a spatial assessment of the exposure of a number of infrastructure assets to weather related hazards (for England only).