30 June 2015 Publication
The Committee's 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. It covers both progress towards meeting carbon budgets and progress on adaptation to climate change and includes the Adaptation Sub-Committee's first ever statutory assessment of the National Adaptation Programme.
29 June 2015 Publication
Supporting information Coastal erosion Surface water flooding New development in flood risk areas: updated figures (February 2016)
26 June 2015 Publication
This report was commissioned from Cranfield University by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It provides supporting research for the CCC's report: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament.
22 May 2015 Blog
How can we measure how well countries are adapting to the impacts of climate change? This is a question that is being asked both in the UK and around the world, and was one of the hot topics at this month’s European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) conference in Copenhagen. Unlike measuring a country’s greenhouse gas […]
20 March 2015 Blog
District heating networks are largely an unknown quantity in the UK, where the gas boiler is both ubiquitous and cheap. Contrast this with Denmark, where two thirds of space and water heating is delivered through pipes to buildings in the form of hot water or steam.
18 February 2015 Publication
To: Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP, DEFRA Secretary of State A letter from Lord Krebs, Chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, suggesting further steps are necessary to make sure the proposed changes to the planning system are successful in promoting sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Read the ASC’s previous letter to the Secretary of State advising on SuDS.
5 December 2014 Blog
On Tuesday, two much-awaited flood investment documents were published (see previous blog). Both Defra’s six-year Investment Plan and the Environment Agency’s Long-Term Investment Scenarios (LTIS) paint a positive picture of how much can be achieved in managing flood risk in the coming years. But the devil is in the detail, and these initial thoughts may […]
27 November 2014 Blog
our latest blog post asks: is current policy helping to address the expected increase in future flood risk?
28 October 2014 Publication
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
18 September 2014 News story
Professor Samuel Fankhauser and Professor Martin Parry, two of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, are stepping down after fulfilling their five-year terms.