The climate is changing. This means we are likely to experience more flooding, faster coastal erosion, more heat-waves, droughts and extreme weather events. We need to take action now to prepare for these changes.
What can you do?
Sector specific advice for:
- individuals – general advice for citizens on how to cut emissions and prepare for the effects of a changing climate can be found on Directgov
- businesses – including guidance and information for organisations with reporting obligations under the Climate Change Act 2008
- communities and civil society – including news and useful links
- local authorities – resources, guidance and networking
- How do we prepare for a changing climate?
- Defra’s role in climate change mitigation
- Climate science and research
- What is the government doing?
- A to Z of adaptation
- 8 June 2011 – Latest newsletter from Defra’s Adapting to Climate Change Programme (PDF 120 KB) published.
- 20 May 2011 – Reports for Water Companies and the Northern Lighthouse Board published under the Adaptation Reporting Power.
- 20 May 2011 – Updated Departmental Adaptation Plans published, showing the continuing commitment across Government to put in place measures to adapt to climate change.
- 18 May 2011 – An independent review assesses how the UK can best support developing nations to reduce deforestation for action to reduce carbon emissions, poverty and biodiversity loss.
- 9 May 2011 – New Climate Resilient Infrastructure report and accompanying news release published.
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