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Act on CO2

Find out how much CO2 you create and reduce your carbon footprint.

Adaptation

What is climate change adaptation?

Adaptation Sub Committee

The  Adaptation Sub-Committee was introduced by the Climate Change Act 2008.

Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) response (PDF 315 KB)

In August 2010, the coalition government set out the principles of its approach to adaptation in a response (PDF 315 KB) to the EAC’s March 2010 inquiry on Adapting to Climate Change.

Adapting to Climate Change in England – a framework for action (PDF 2.6 MB)

Published in July 2008, this document sets out what the government has already done and what it will be doing to help the country adapt to the changes ahead.

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Businesses

Information and guidance for businesses on how they can adapt to the effects of climate change.

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Climate Change Act 2008

Information on the Act and its implications for climate change adaptation.

Climate Change: Taking Action (PDF 8 MB)

Published in March 2010, this document gives an overview of how government departments are delivering the Low Carbon Transition Plan and embedding consideration of the need to adapt to a changing climate in their planning and decision making.

Climate science

How might the climate change, and what this might mean for the UK? Also contains information on the UK Climate Projections 2009.

Communities and civil society

Information and guidance on how they can adapt to the effects of climate change.

Contact Us

Email Defra’s Adapting to Climate Change team.

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Defra’s Climate Change Plan

Published in March 2010, this document sets out how Defra will continue to deal with the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

Departmental Adaptation Plans

Information on, and links to the Plans published by government departments in March 2010, setting out their key risks and priorities on climate change, as well as plans on cutting emissions.

Directions for reporting authorities

Information, guidance and FAQ’s for organisations required to report under the Climate Change Act 2008.

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Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) response

In August 2010, the Coalition Government set out the principles of its approach to adaptation in a response to the EAC’s March 2010 inquiry on Adapting to Climate Change.

EU and international adaptation

Information and links on adaptation outside of the UK

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Future Worlds images (PDF 3 MB)

A set of images showing potential ways to adapt to climate change in both urban and natural environments, based on our understanding of what the climate will be like in 2030.

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Glossary (PDF 20 KB)

Confused by the terminology? Our glossary should help make things clearer.

Adapting to Climate Change: Analysing the Role of Government (PDF 645 KB)

A paper published in January 2010 analysing the Government’s role in Adapting to Climate Change and implications for policy design.

Green Book Guidance

The economic guidance used by government to assess spending, investment and policy decisions is set out in the Treasury’s “Green Book”.

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Indicators of adaptation

Published in February 2010, this document sets out a proposed approach for monitoring progress in preparing the country for the effects of climate change.

Infrastructure

Details of a study into the operational and technical risks to infrastructure from the long-term impacts of climate change.

International and EU adaptation

Information and links on adaptation outside of the UK

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Legislation

Information on the Climate Change Act 2008 and its implications for adaptation.

Local authorities

Information and guidance on how they can adapt to the effects of climate change, as well as information on National Indicator 188.

Low Carbon Transition Plan

Information on the Department of Energy and Climate Change website on how the UK will meet the 34 per cent cut in emissions on 1990 levels by 2020.

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Measuring adaptation to climate change

Published in February 2010, this document sets out a proposed approach for monitoring progress in preparing the country for the effects of climate change.

Mitigation

Defra’s role in climate change mitigation

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) leads on mitigation policy

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(The) Natural Environment and Climate Change Adaptation (PDF 8.4 MB)

Published in March 2010, this paper examines the impacts of climate change on the natural environment and how we will respond to the forthcoming challenges.

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Procurement

Guidance published in March 2010 to help all public procurement professionals and their organisations adapt their procurement.

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Reducing Emissions

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) leads on mitigation policy for more information and guidance.  

Risk assessment

Information on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment.

Reporting authorities

A list of and information for organisations required to report under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Research

How might the climate change, and what this might mean for the UK? Also contains information on the UK Climate Projections 2009.

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution report

The RCEP’s report on Adapting Institutions to Climate Change and Government’s response (PDF).

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Science

How might the climate change, and what this might mean for the UK? Also contains information on the UK Climate Projections 2009.

Statutory guidance to reporting authorities

Information, guidance and FAQs for organisations required to report under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Strategic statement on climate change adaptation

Defra’s September 2010 response to the publication of the ASC’s report “How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

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Translations

Key information on climate change adaptation is also available in the following languages:

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

Information on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation Economic Assessment.

UK Climate Projections Summary Document (PDF 1.8 MB)

Published in June 2009, this document introduces the Projections including the key findings, possible impacts for England, and what they mean for organisations and individuals.

UK Climate Projections

A link to the UK Climate Projections

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