The Adaptation Sub-Committee’s UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report sets out the priority climate change risks and opportunities for the UK.
The UK Government’s assessment of UK climate risk is available here.
Introduction to the CCRA
The UK Government is required under the 2008 Climate Change Act to publish a UK-wide Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) every five years. The Act stipulates that the Government must assess ‘the risks for the United Kingdom from the current and predicted impacts of climate change’.
Independent analysis of risks and opportunities for the UK from climate change are summarised in the Climate Change Risk Assessment synthesis report.
The Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report includes eight technical chapters, developed by nine independent lead contributors, 60 contributing authors and the Adaptation Sub-Committee.
What are the risks and opportunities for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland UK from climate change? This section presents evidence that is specific to devolved administrations of the UK and England.
Review and engagement
The Adaptation Sub-Committee engaged with key stakeholders in Government, arm’s length bodies and other organisations throughout the process of compiling the Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.
The Adaptation Sub-Committee commissioned four research projects as part of the process of developing the Climate Change Risk Assessment. These research projects were published in September and October 2015.