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26 October 2018
Publication
26 October 2018 | Publication

Managing the coast in a changing climate

This report by the CCC's Adaptation Committee investigates the long-term challenges of managing England’s coastline against the backdrop of a changing climate.
16 October 2018
Blogs
16 October 2018 | Blogs

Developing a blueprint for monitoring global climate change risk

The Committee on Climate Change and the China Expert Panel on Climate Change have published a joint report on Climate Risk Indicators. The two-year project aimed to develop a set of indicators for a new climate change risk assessment system as a proof of concept. Dr Andy Russell explains.
30 July 2018
Blogs
30 July 2018 | Blogs

First the heat, then the rain: The problem of surface water flooding in England

Surface water flooding is a widespread and growing problem. It occurs when the volume and speed of rainwater exceeds that which is able to filter into the ground and drain through the sewage networks. Gemma Holmes, Senior Analyst at the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee, explains what can be done about it.
30 July 2018
Publication
30 July 2018 | Publication

Research to define metrics for surface water flood risk management (JBA)

This research, by JBA Consulting, considers the advantages, disadvantages and unintended consequences of existing and new metrics to measure progress made in managing the risk of surface flooding at a local level. The research also makes strategic recommendations for future assessments of progress at a national level.
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