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Climate Change Survey Consultation

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Original consultation


We want to hear your views on a proposed Climate Change Survey designed to collect information on how UK businesses may, or may not, be adapting to changes in climate.

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Consultation description

Following the first Climate Change Risk Assessment in 2012, Defra commissioned us (ONS) to develop a feasibility study on the adaptation economy. This aimed to understand if a survey to measure the UK business activity of adapting to climate change and taking advantage of any opportunities was possible.

To further understand the challenges of completing such a survey and what benefits may be realised we would like to hear your views on the proposed survey design. Your feedback will provide useful results for policy, academia and business.

The proposed questionnaire covers:

-impact from weather-related events

-risks and opportunities relating to current and future changes in climate

-income from adaptation goods and services related to changes in climate

How to respond and contact details

Please take a look at the proposed climate change survey and then take 5 minutes to respond to the consultation. The consultation will close on Friday 13 November 2015, and a short report summarising the findings is scheduled to be published in early December 2015.

Please note this consultation aims to explore the challenges involved in any further survey work and if they can be overcome. No commitment has been made by ONS or Defra to undertake such a survey.

Published 7 October 2015
Last updated 24 February 2016 + show all updates
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