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Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for 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.
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).
28 October 2009 Publication

Projecting global emissions, concentrations and temperatures

This is the technical appendix to chapter 1 of the CCC report: Building a low-carbon economy - the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change.
23 June 2009 News story

Adaptation Sub-Committee appointed to advise Government on adapting to climate change – 23 June 2009

Last week Environment Secretary Hilary Benn warned that the UK needs to put plans in place to enable the country to adapt to the threat posed by floods, heat waves and coastal erosion. According to results from the UK Climate Change Projections,  the UK faces warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers in future, despite efforts being made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.