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12 July 2016 News story
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New report provides authoritative scientific assessment of climate change risks to UK

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks, the CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) says in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report.
13 October 2015 Publication

The global impacts of climate change under 1.5ºC, 2ºC, 3ºC and 4ºC pathways (AVOID2)

This research by the AVOID2 consortium describes an assessment of the global-scale impacts of climate change under three different potential temperature pathways through the 21st Century. These pathways reach peaks of 2ºC, 3ºC and 4ºC above pre-industrial values by 2100.
7 October 2015 Publication

CCC response to call for evidence from House of Lords built environment select committee

This is a written statement from the Committee on Climate Change in response to a call for evidence from the built environment select committee of the House of Lords.
30 June 2015 Publication

Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament

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

HR Wallingford (2015) for the ASC: Update analysis of the number of properties located in areas at risk of flooding and coastal erosion in England

Supporting information Coastal erosion Surface water flooding New development in flood risk areas: updated figures (February 2016)
26 June 2015 Publication

Local authority action on climate change adaptation (by JBA and LUC)

This report was commissioned from JBA Consulting and LUC by the Committee on Climate change. It provides supporting research for the CCC’s report: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. The supporting research provides a review of the activities being undertaken by local authorities and local enterprise partnerships.
31 May 2014 Publication

Indicators to assess the exposure of critical infrastructure in England to current and projected climate hazards

This is a report supporting Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy - Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2014). The supporting research provides a spatial assessment of the exposure of a number of infrastructure assets to weather related hazards (for England only).
30 March 2014 Publication

Approached to account for current and future climate hazards (by HR Wallingford)

This report was commissioned from HR Wallingford by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). It provides supporting research for the ASC's report: Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy - Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report.
21 January 2014 Publication
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Flood and coastal erosion risk management spending

This note considers publicly available data on flood and coastal erosion risk management expenditure (FCERM) in England. It looks at how this has changed following recent government spending decisions, the introduction of Partnership Funding, and in comparison with estimates of the long-term investment need. Is more being spent than ever before?
10 July 2013 Publication

Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2013

This report reviews some of the key ecosystem services provided by the land.  Specifically, the report addresses the use of land to continue to deliver important goods and services in the face of a changing climate – supplying food and timber, providing habitat for wildlife, storing carbon in the soil, and coping with sea level rise on the coast. It explores the extent to which decisions about the land are helping the country to prepare for climate change.