Research and analysis

Climate change impacts and adaptation

An evidence-based report summarising climate change in England. It includes examples of current and future impacts and the adaptations that are needed.



England’s climate is changing. It will continue to change as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. Communities, businesses, service providers and the natural environment are already feeling the impacts of the changing climate. Continued change is now unavoidable and will disrupt everyday life.

This report outlines what has happened and what is expected to happen to the UK climate. It describes some of the impacts of these changes for England. It outlines the main adaptation actions that are being taken, or that are being planned, to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Find out more about the changes we expect to the UK climate on the UK climate projections website.

Find out about the current state and future issues on other aspects of the environment in our state of the environment reports.

Published 26 November 2018