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New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK


The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.

Synthesis report

The Adaptation Sub-Committee has summarised the results of the independent analysis presented in the CCRA Evidence Report, and drawn conclusions that are presented in the Synthesis Report. Following the systematic review of the available evidence by leading academics and other experts included in the Technical Chapters, the Adaptation Sub-Committee has identified six key areas of climate change risk that need to be managed as a priority. The six immediate priority …

ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Letter to Susan Williams

Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), has written to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill will be debated in the House of Lords in early 2016. In the letter to Baroness Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Lord Krebs offers advice on climate change …

Why it’s sensible to stress test climate change adaptation plans

Large Waves Breaking Against Sea Wall At Dawlish In Devon

The CCC’s David Style explains why there is every merit in looking seriously at extreme high and low climate change projections to assess whether we are doing enough to adapt to climate change. The blog draws on key findings of a new research project on so-called H++ scenarios commissioned by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) as part of its work to inform the Government’s next climate change risk assessment in 2017.

Met Office for the ASC: Developing H++ climate change scenarios

H++ scenarios report cover

This report describes the results of a project to investigate the development of plausible high-end climate change scenarios. It covers the following climate hazards: heat waves, cold snaps, low and high rainfall, droughts, floods and windstorms. An independent report, it has been produced for the Adaptation Sub-Committee to help inform the UK 2017 climate change risk assessment.

Second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment gathers pace

Resident survey damage on June 30, 2007 in Toll Bar near Doncaster, England.

A lot of attention is paid to the global impacts of climate change; melting Arctic ice, coastal flooding and coral bleaching to name a few. But what are the risks to the UK from rising global temperatures? The CCC’s Head of Adaptation, Daniel Johns, looks ahead to the second Climate Change Risk Assessment.

CCC response to call for evidence from House of Lords built environment select committee

A written statement from the Committee on Climate Change in response to a call for evidence from the built environment select committee of the House of Lords. The built environment select committee was established on 11 June 2015 “to consider the development and implementation of national policy for the built environment”. The CCC submission covers both mitigation and adaptation, and highlights key findings and recommendations from the 2015 CCC and …