Insights from our work with the UK Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs on effective adaptation to Climate Change.
In 2011, Defra and the Devolved Administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland commissioned a series of reports on the Economics of Climate Resilience. The reports, authored by Irbaris, Frontier Economics and Ecofys, assess the UK's capacity to adapt to the future challenges presented by climate change and the degree to which adaptation action is already being taken. The work will inform the UK's first National Adaptation Programme report which is expected later in 2013.
The reports identify and assess drivers and barriers to taking adaptation action in nine key areas. They suggest ways that the challenges can be overcome, including a set of recommendations for government. The work was undertaken over an 18 month period, and evidence from interviews with approximately 200 stakeholders contributed to the work.
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