Policy paper

Adapting energy, transport and water infrastructure to the long-term impacts of climate change

Guidance for the energy, transport and water sectors on adaptation for climate change, including a survey of the risks, interdependencies, options and barriers.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Documents

Adapting energy, transport and water infrastructure to the long-term impacts of climate change

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Adapting energy, transport and water infrastructure to the long-term impacts of climate change: report summary

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Details

This report sets out the case for adapting infrastructure in the energy, transport and water sectors so that new and existing infrastructure is able to operate effectively in a long-term changing climate.

The report focuses on the long-term impacts of climate change (2030s to 2100) to the infrastructure in the 3 sectors, setting out:

  • the long-term risks from climate to the infrastructure, both technically and operationally
  • the need to consider the interdependency risks of the infrastructure system and how this can be exacerbated by long-term climate change
  • the need for all infrastructure to consider the long-term impacts of climate change in its design, build and operation
  • the adaptation options available, as well as barriers possibly preventing action
  • suggested recommendations to the Infrastructure and Adaptation project as part of its 2-year programme of work
Published 9 January 2010