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17 December 2018 Publication

Coastal flood and erosion risk in England (Sayers)

This report, by Sayers and Partners, accompanies the CCC’s ‘Managing the coast in a changing climate‘ report, published in October 2018.
17 December 2018 Publication

Economics of coastal change management in England (Jacobs)

This report, by Jacobs, accompanies the CCC's 'Managing the coast in a changing climate' report, published in October 2018.
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.
26 October 2018 News story

Current approach to protecting England’s coastal communities from flooding and erosion not fit for purpose as the climate changes

A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report.
24 July 2018 Publication

Letter to Michael Gove – Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit consultation

This letter from Lord Deben and Baroness Brown of Cambridge forms the response of the Committee on Climate Change and the Adaptation Sub-Committee to the consultation on Environment Principles and Governance after EU Exit.
19 July 2018 News story

CCC welcomes publication of Government’s second National Adaptation Programme

The Government has today published the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) for England, setting out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather. The Committee has responded.
19 July 2018 Blog

The new National Adaptation Programme: Hit or miss?

Every five years the UK government sets out how it intends to manage the increasing risks from flooding, drought, heat, sea level rise and severe weather in a ‘National Adaptation Programme.’ Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation at the Committee on Climate Change, takes a first look at the government’s latest plan and considers whether it’s fit for purpose.
6 June 2018 Publication

ASC writes to Scottish Government about outcomes-based approach for the SCCAP

A letter from Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation for the Adaptation Sub-Committee, to Clare Harrison, Deputy Director, Head of Decarbonisation at the Scottish Government. The letter provides advice on using an outcomes-based approach for the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
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.
29 June 2017 Publication

Updated indicators of climate change risk and adaptation action in England (ADAS)

This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee's 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change.