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31 January 2018
News stories
31 January 2018 | News stories

Baroness Brown welcomes new members to Adaptation Sub-Committee

Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change, has welcomed Professor Dame Georgina Mace and Professor Michael Davies to their roles.
12 January 2018
12 January 2018 | Blogs

25-Year Environment Plan – a climate change perspective

The long-awaited 25-Year Environment Plan has been published, setting out the Government’s ambitions for enhancing the natural environment over the coming decades. Kathryn Brown provides an initial look at the Plan’s coverage of climate change, and whether it contains sufficient substance.
4 January 2018
4 January 2018 | Blogs

Climate change: the future of UK cities

Cities have a crucial role to play if the UK is to take effective action on climate change. Emissions from cities must fall significantly, and our urban spaces must prepare for the changes that climate change will bring. Gemma Holmes of the Adaptation Sub-Committee secretariat outlines the challenges.
4 October 2017
4 October 2017 | Blogs

Long-term outcomes for the natural environment – the climate change challenge

The independent Natural Capital Committee has just published its advice to the government on what long-term goals are needed for the UK’s natural environment over the coming 25 years. Climate change will exacerbate existing pressures on wildlife, water, soil health and habitats – so working out how this affects long-term goals (and how to measure success) is a huge challenge, says Kathryn Brown of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) secretariat.
4 October 2017
4 October 2017 | Publication

Letter from ASC Chair to Professor Dieter Helm, Chair of the Natural Capital Committee

This letter is from Baroness Brown of Cambridge, the chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), to Professor Dieter Helm, the chair of the Natural Capital Committee (NCC). The letter offers any assistance the ASC can provide to the NCC while it is preparing its advice to the Secretary of State on the 25-Year Environment Plan.
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 | Publication

Land use modelling project (ECI)

This report outlines the findings from the first phase of a land use modelling project. The aim of the ECI research was to demonstrate that its integrated modelling approach could deliver a range of relevant outputs important for the land use project by the modelling of one mitigation-based scenario and one adaptation-focused scenario.
14 September 2017
14 September 2017 | Publication

CCC land use project update

This briefing note provides an update on the Committee on Climate Change and Adaptation Sub-Committee's ongoing work on land use. The Committee is exploring how improved use and management of land could deliver against both mitigation and adaptation objectives to 2050 and beyond.
12 September 2017
12 September 2017 | Blogs

Under pressure: Preparing for UK water shortages

Climate change is likely to contribute to increased risk of water supply deficits. Although plans to manage the UK’s water supply and demand are in place, water companies may need to be more ambitious as they develop strategies for the future, says Gemma Holmes.
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