Policy paper

UK climate change risk assessment: Government report 2012

It sets out the main priorities for adaptation in the UK under 5 key themes identified in the CCRA 2012 Evidence Report.

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

Documents

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment: Government Report

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The second government report has now been published. Read the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 report.

The Government published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) on 25 January 2012, the first assessment of its kind for the UK and the first in a 5 year cycle.

It sets out the main priorities for adaptation in the UK under 5 key themes identified in the CCRA 2012 Evidence Report:

  • agriculture and forestry
  • business, industries and services
  • health and wellbeing
  • natural environment and buildings and infrastructure

It also describes the policy context, and action already in place to tackle some of the risks in each area.

It highlights the constraints of the CCRA analysis and provides advice on how to take account of the uncertainty within the analysis.

Further information

Published 26 January 2012