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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The long-awaited 25-Year Environment Plan has been published, setting out the Government’s ambitions for enhancing the natural environment over the coming decades. Kathryn Brown provides an initial look at the Plan’s coverage of climate change, and whether it contains sufficient substance.
Cities have a crucial role to play if the UK is to take effective action on climate change. Emissions from cities must fall significantly, and our urban spaces must prepare for the changes that climate change will bring. Gemma Holmes of the Adaptation Sub-Committee secretariat outlines the challenges.
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.
This supporting research accompanies the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2017 Report to Parliament: Progress in preparing for climate change. The research was carried out by JBA Consulting.