This report shows what the government of the United Kingdom is doing to support action and share its expertise in areas such as weather forecasting, flood modelling, infrastructure and insurance as the world's climate changes and Britain faces extreme weather events.
The report asserts that recent extreme weather in Britain, such as the flooding in the winter of 2012, has brought into sharp relief just how important anticipating and managing weather extremes can be. The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) contains a register of actions which includes all the actions agreed in the programme so far. It also aligns risks identified in the Climate Change Risk Assessment to actions being undertaken or to be undertaken and the timescales according to each theme. The NAP is divided into chapters looking at the: Built environment; Infrastructure; Healthy and resilient communities; Agriculture and forestry; Natural environment; Business; Local government.
It looks most closely at the most urgent risks.
The NAP document is supported by an economic annex. The ‘Economics of the NAP’ outlines the role of society in adaptation efforts, the challenges of uncertainty, the costs and benefits of climate change and the impacts of climate change on economic activity. It also provides recommendations on where future work should focus attention.
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