Posted on: June 17th, 2021
I can’t say I have made it all the way through the third (UK) Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) report – issued by the Climate Change Committee yesterday just yet – but a read of the executive summary tells us that the UK is a failing to address climate change related risks.
Indeed the report highlights that even on the ‘adaptation’ side of the climate equation (by which we effectively mean protecting ourselves from the damage we have brought on ourselves) the gap between climate related risks – and taking the measures needed to protect ourselves against those risks – is growing.
The following link is to the Climate Change Committee’s CCRA3 website with links to the report, technical information, animations and more.
Or you can access the CCRA3 report directly here:
As a brief summary I have copied the key findings of the report below also:
The Advice Report provides the Adaptation Committee’s statutory advice to Governments on priorities for the forthcoming national adaptation plans and wider action. It is informed by extensive new evidence gathered for the accompanying Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) Technical Report. More than 60 risks and opportunities have been identified, fundamental to every aspect of life in the UK covering our natural environment, our health, our homes, the infrastructure on which we rely, and the economy.