How we are increasing the resilience of the Environment Agency’s activities to climate change.
How we are adapting
Climate change will affect all areas of our work, and we need to improve our resilience so that we can help people and wildlife adapt to a changing climate. Every part of our business has assessed its climate risks which we have then prioritised to ensure we work strategically and focus on the biggest issues. We published our findings in January 2011 in the Environment Agency’s Adaptation Report, issued under the Climate Change Act 2008.
The report concludes that:
- our priority risks are to our work on flooding, coastal erosion, water resources, water quality, wildlife and habitats
- we face important issues in areas of our work such as business continuity and estates
- we also play an important role in helping our partners and customers adapt.
- Environment Agency's Adaptation Report
Further information is also available on how the Environment Agency is adapting its own activities to a changing climate.