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14 July 2011 News story

Action is needed to address the UK’s increasing vulnerability to climate change, as key sectors near their limit – 14 July 2011

The UK is coping now, but it is near its limits in some key sectors and could be pushed over the edge by climate change. But by preparing now, the UK can reduce the adverse effects of climate change and take advantage of opportunities, according to a new report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC).
14 July 2011 News story

Key sectors nearing their limits of coping with climate change – 14 July 2011

The UK is coping now, but it is near its limits in some key sectors and could be pushed over the edge by climate change. But by preparing now, the UK can reduce the adverse effects of climate change and take advantage of opportunities, according to a new report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC).
21 January 2011 News story

Baroness Young leaves Adaptation Sub-Committee – 21 January 2011

Baroness Barbara Young, one of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is leaving the Committee to take up a new post as Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, which will take up a significant portion of her time.  
21 January 2011 News story

Baroness Young leaves Adaptation Sub-Committee – 21st January 2011

Baroness Barbara Young, one of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is leaving the Committee to take up a new post as Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, which will take up a significant portion of her time.
1 December 2010 Blog

Unlocking climate uncertainty

Leading figures from the world of climate science, government and mathematics recently convened to hear the latest from a ground-breaking mathematics research programme aimed at advancing one of the most challenging and economically important mathematical problems of all time...
6 October 2010 Blog

How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

The Adaptation Sub-Committee was established in June 2009 to provide independent advice to the Government on the risks to the UK from climate change and to assess progress being made to adapt to future risks and opportunities.
16 September 2010 News story

Be prepared: the UK should act now to adapt to climate change – 16 September 2010

The independent body that advises government on climate adaptation (the Adaptation Sub-Committee) today published the first national assessment of how well prepared the UK is for climate change. The report concludes that, with the impacts of climate change already being felt in the UK, people must start preparing now.
16 September 2010 Publication
How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

How well prepared is the UK for climate change? (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2010)

This report provides the first national assessment of how well  prepared the UK is to cope with the impacts of climate change through  adopting measures to adapt to climate change.
16 September 2010 News story

Be prepared: the UK should act now to adapt to climate change – 16 September 2010

Climate change is already having an impact in the UK. Since the 1970s, average annual temperatures have risen  by 1°C, and Spring arrives 11 days earlier.  These impacts are likely to increase as a result of  future climate change,  with the incidence of extreme weather events such as floods, heat-waves and droughts becoming more frequent.
19 July 2010 News story

The UK should invest more in low-carbon innovation, in order to for the UK to achieve the 2050 climate change target – 19 July 2010

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) today advised that the UK should protect funding for a suite of low-carbon technologies, which if developed here, will help to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, whilst also providing the basis for green economic growth in the longer term.