Policy paper

Adapting to climate change: national adaptation programme (2013 to 2018)

The National Adaptation Programme sets out what government, businesses and society are doing to become more climate ready.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This National Adapation Programme covers 2013 to 2018. A National Adaptation Programme for 2018 to 2023 was published in July 2018.

Documents

National adaptation programme

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Economics of the national adaptation programme

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Details

The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) contains a register of actions which includes all the actions agreed in the programme so far. It also aligns risks identified in the Climate Change Risk Assessment to actions being undertaken or to be undertaken and the timescales according to each theme.

The NAP is divided into chapters looking at the:

  • Built environment,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Healthy and resilient communities,
  • Agriculture and forestry,
  • Natural environment,
  • Business and local government.

It looks most closely at the most urgent risks.

The NAP document is supported by an economic annex. The ‘Economics of the NAP’ outlines the role of society in adaptation efforts, the challenges of uncertainty, the costs and benefits of climate change and the impacts of climate change on economic activity. It also provides recommendations on where future work should focus attention.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 3 July 2013 + show all updates
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