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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.
12 July 2016 News story

Animation – UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

This animation sets out the key messages from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Synthesis Report.
22 March 2016 Publication

CCC response to call for evidence from National Flood Resilience Review

In response to a call for evidence, the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the Committee on Climate Change made two written submissions to the National Flood Resilience Review (NFFR).
22 March 2016 Publication

Submission to the EFRA Committee inquiry into the winter floods of 2015/16

Lord Krebs, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC), has written to Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee to provide written evidence to EFRA's Winter floods 2015/16 inquiry.
12 February 2016 Publication

Response to 2015 progress in preparing for climate change report from Ofwat Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Ofwat, Cathryn Ross, has written to the Committee on Climate Change. The letter comes in response to the Adaptation Sub-Committee's (ASC) 2015 progress report to Parliament. The ASC's report included a number of recommendations directed at Ofwat.
15 January 2016 News story
CCC Infographic Flood Risk

Infographic: Future flood risk in the UK

More action is needed to help the UK adapt to climate change, alongside significant new investment, if we're to address the increasing risk of flooding due to rising global temperatures, a new CCC infographic shows.
22 December 2015 Publication

ASC urges consideration of climate impacts in Housing and Planning Bill

Lord Krebs, chairman of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC), wrote to Baroness Williams of Trafford to urge her to consider the implications of climate change in the Housing and Planning Bill. The Bill was debated in the House of Lords in early 2016.
17 December 2015 Publication
Letter from ASC on flooding

CCC welcomes Government initiatives to review UK flood risk

The Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (ASC) welcomes the announcement of two Government initiatives to review flood risk and response following recent flooding in parts of Northern England and Scotland in two letters to Oliver Letwin MP and Rory Stewart MP.
7 December 2015 News story
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UK floods: Climate change likely to increase frequency and magnitude of severe flooding events

The devastating UK floods are a timely reminder that climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of severe flooding across the UK. Rainfall records have been broken again, with more than a foot of rain falling in 24 hours in some areas, says CCC Chairman Lord Deben.
4 November 2015 Blog
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Why it’s sensible to stress test climate change adaptation plans

The CCC's David Style explains why there is every merit in looking seriously at extreme high and low climate change projections to assess whether we are doing enough to adapt to climate change. The blog draws on key findings of a new research project on so-called H++ scenarios commissioned by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) as part of its work to inform the Government’s next climate change risk assessment in 2017.