The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report brings together many different organisations, including government departments and academia. Set out below are some useful resources about adapting to and tackling climate change in the UK.
The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) sets the actions that government and others will take to adapt to the challenges of climate change in the UK. It sets out key actions for the next 5 years. The NAP covers England, while the devolved administrations produce their own programmes and policies.
- Scotland: The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 placed a duty on ministers to lay a programme for climate change adaptation before the Scottish Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (UKCCRA). https://www.gov.scot/policies/climate-change/climate-change-adaptation/
- Wales: In Wales the UK Climate Change Act requires Welsh Ministers to produce reports on the Welsh Government’s objectives, actions and future priorities regarding the impacts of climate change. The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 provides a framework to manage Wales’ natural resources, while the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 aims to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. Both Acts include parts which are important to climate change adaptation. https://gov.wales/adapting-our-nation-climate-change-welsh-government-publishes-climate-change-adaptation-plan
- Northern Ireland: The Climate Change Act places a duty on the relevant NI department to lay before the Assembly a NICCAP setting out the objectives, the proposals and policies for meeting those objectives including time scales for their introduction, so to address the relevant risks specific to NI identified in the most recent UK-wide Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/northern-ireland-climate-change-adaptation-programme-2019-2024
The UK Climate Projections (UKCP) provides the most up-to-date assessment of how the climate of the UK may change over the 21st century.