Policy paper

Increasing the climate resilience of waste infrastructure

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

Assessing the impact of climate change on the waste sector, and recommendations for approaches to adaptation.



This report presents the findings of a study which helps to fill the gap in knowledge relating to climate change and the waste sector, specifically by exploring the impacts of climate change on the waste sector and the potential for adaptation.

It includes an assessment of vulnerabilities, interdependencies and adaptation challenges and barriers. It also presents 3 waste infrastructure case studies.