Acting together on climate change

Effective approaches to adapting for climate change combine many themes such as water, waste, transport and biodiversity together.

It is essential that local authorities and their partners ensure that the urban environment is planned and managed to adapt to future climate scenarios. Public space can often knit together several themes to maximise the impact and complement mitigation measures. Visit our Sustainable Places website for more information and guidance on using public space to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

The studies below demonstrate a holistic approach to projects combining themes including water resource management, green roofs, food growing, play, recycling, biodiversity, lighting, heat and community engagement

What people are saying

  • Climate change action in the City of London
    Simon Mills, sustainable development and environmental co-ordinator for the City of London Corporation, talks about how the City is shaping up for the challenges of climate change.

What people are doing

Three case studies about holistic responses to climate change: