Archive for 'adaptation'

Climate change round-up: responses to IPCC report, new Special Representative, water impacts, emissions »

Climate change news from government and public bodies: responses to fifth IPCC report; new Special Representative for Climate Change; climate change impacts on water; non-CO2 emissions report.

Scotland round-up: sustainability reporting, biodiversity, networking, adaptation, green arts, resource efficiency »

Sustainable development news public bodies in Scotland: sustainability reporting; protecting biodiversity; public sector network; adapting to climate change, greening the arts, resource efficiency.

The National Adaptation Programme: getting ready for climate change »

The first National Adaptation Programme addresses the risks set out in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment to help businesses, local authorities and civil society become more resilient to climate change impacts.

National Adaptation Programme research round-up »

Research commissioned by Defra to inform development of the National Adaptation Programme, looking at the economics of adaptation and resilience, international threats and opportunities, and other issues.

Acting on the risks and opportunities of climate change »

Climate Service UK draws on science produced by the Hadley Centre Climate Programme to offer decision makers in governments and business detailed advice and tools to take decisions on the implications of global warming.

The macroeconomics of climate change: modelling impacts and the role of adaptation »

A recent report by Vivid Economics for Defra, surveys research on the macroeconomic effects of climate change on advanced economies like the UK, and how adaptation can help to manage these.

Making the business case for adapting to climate change »

New guidance from the IEMA and the Environment Agency will help environment and sustainability professionals develop a thorough business case and secure senior management buy-in for addressing climate risks.

Climate change round-up: solutions, legislation, ice-sheets, shale gas, adaptation resource »

The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on climate change: climate change solution case studies, legislation in 33 countries, melting ice-sheets, impact of shale gas, improved online adaptation resource.

Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing »

As representatives of governments around the world met for the UN Climate Change Conference 2012 in Doha, Qatar, over 80 health and medical organisations signed the Doha declaration on climate, health and wellbeing.

The National Adaptation Programme: building climate change resilience among vulnerable groups »

Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.