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15 January 2013 Publication
Progress on reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales

Progress on reducing emissions and preparing for climate change in Wales

This is the Committee’s second report to the Welsh Government on progress reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. It finds that emissions increased in 2010, but are likely to have fallen in 2011, due mainly to temperature and economic factors. The report concludes that good progress has continued, particularly in the residential and waste sectors. However Wales’ emission targets are challenging and require continued and increased effort across all sectors.
15 January 2013 News story

CCC reports on progress made on Wales’ climate change strategy – 15 January 2013

The CCC reported today on the progress Wales has made towards reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change.
11 July 2012 News story

ASC report shows Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to climate change and should strengthen action to prepare – 24 November 2011

A report published today by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change (ASC) finds that over coming decades, Scotland could become increasingly vulnerable to impacts of climate change unless it strengthens measures to adapt.
11 July 2012 News story

Four times as many properties at risk of flooding if no action taken to prepare for climate change – 11 July 2012

Four times as many households and businesses in England* could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further steps are not taken to prepare for climate change, says a new report published today by the Government’s advisers on climate change adaptation.
11 July 2012 News story

Adaptation Sub-Committee report published today – 7 July 2012

Four times as many households and businesses in England* could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further steps are not taken to prepare for climate change, says a new report published today by the Government’s advisers on climate change adaptation.
1 July 2012 Publication
Climate change – is the UK preparing for flooding and water scarcity?

Climate change – is the UK preparing for flooding and water scarcity? (Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2012)

The ASC’s latest assessment on how well the UK is preparing for climate change says four times as many properties are at risk of flooding in England without action on climate change.
31 July 2011 Publication

Analysis of how land use planning decisions affect vulnerability to climate risks

This is a report supporting Adapting to climate change in the UK – Measuring progress Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report (July 2011). It seeks to understand the effect of the town and country planning system on UK vulnerability to different climate risks.
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).
21 March 2011 Blog
Thames Barrier closing

Protecting London from current and future flood risks

The Thames Barrier is one of the country’s most high-profile symbols of adaptation. It was fitting, therefore, that the Committee on Climate Change adaptation team recently visited the Thames Barrier for its monthly test closure.
7 January 2010 Publication
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Further advice on the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment

This letter from ASC Chair Lord Krebs to Rt Hon. Hilary Benn sets out the ASC's advice on the evolving methodology for the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and the Adaptation Economic Assessment (AEA).