Climate impacts tool

Guidance for Environment Agency staff on how to understand and address climate risks and impacts in our strategies and plans using our Climate impacts tool.


Climate impacts tool

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The Environment Agency has developed a tool to help staff understand climate risks and address them in our strategies and plans. The Climate impacts tool provides a simple description of potential future challenges. It shows changes to climate and environmental variables for:

  • today’s climate - where data are available
  • the 2050s (covering the period 2040 to 2069)
  • the 2080s (covering the period 2070 to 2099)

The changes to England’s climate shown in the tool are consistent with a 4°C rise in global mean temperature by the end of the century.

This guidance explains to staff how to use the tool in the early stages of creating a strategy or plan - particularly if a work area is vulnerable to climate risks or has a long lifespan.

Published 29 April 2019