Nii naate hitchen uk adaptation experiences

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Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, Putting Priorities into Practice in OECD Countries, Paris, 18-19 June, 2014

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Nii naate hitchen uk adaptation experiences

  1. 1. Prioritising adaptation at the national level UK experience Presented by: Zebedee Nii-Naate & Robert Hitchen Date:18th June 2014
  2. 2. UK Climate Change Policy Framework 2 Adaptation Lead Mitigation Lead Climate Services Delivery
  3. 3. Five year cycle 3 Climate Change Act 2008 Adaptation Reporting Power 2011 Climate Change Risk Assessment 2012 National Adaptation Programme 2013 UK Climate Projections (2009) Economics of Climate Resilience (March 2013) Review every 5 years
  4. 4. Climate Change Risk Assessment 2012 4 • The first CCRA was laid before Parliament in January 2012. – It characterised 100+ risks and opportunities for the UK in the face of a changing climate. (Prioritised from an earlier list of 700) – Large programme of evidence and research work, conducted externally by a consultancy firm. – Evidence report built around 11 sectors:
  5. 5. 5 Climate Change Risk Assessment Melting roads/road safety Increased storm activity/ damage to infrastructure Hotter drier summers/changes in tourism Increased rainfall/ flooding Urban heat island effect/overheating
  6. 6. Vision: “A society which makes timely, far sighted and well informed decisions to address the risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate.” The National Adaptation Programme  7 Themes  31 Objectives  ~370 Actions  Over 250 stakeholders Chapter Heading Built Environment Infrastructure Healthy and Resilient Communities Agriculture and Forestry Natural Environment Business Local Government https://www.gov.uk/government/publica tions/adapting-to-climate-change- national-adaptation-programme
  7. 7. The NAP – over 250 organisations involved 7 OF LONDON
  8. 8. Economics of Climate Resilience • The ECR explored a series of policy questions set by the lead Ministries across government • 12 questions were selected using the following criteria: – Likelihood, timing and consequences of the climate risk or opportunity – Degree to which there is a current gap in the evidence – Extent to which the ECR could add value to inform policy making while not duplicating on-going research across government 8
  9. 9. Policy questions “Given projected climate change and current and expected adaptation, what is the case for further intervention in relation to…?” 9
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  11. 11. ECR analytical framework • For each question: – Assessment of the scale of the challenge – impacts differ across sectors – Assessment of adaptive capacity – Common framework to assess the extent to which adaptation actions are currently being implemented – Framework for identifying barriers to effective adaption – Specific interventions identified to address the main barriers 11
  12. 12. Health risk: case study approach • Flood risk to hospitals: Gloucestershire (SW England), Worthing (south coast), Liverpool (NW England) • Risk to mental health/wellbeing from flooding: Hull, Doncaster (Yorkshire), Gloucestershire • Community resilience to flooding: Doncaster (river, surface water), Great Yarmouth (coastal) • Risk to over 65s from heat: Eastbourne (south coast England), London (urban heat island) 12
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  14. 14. Risk from heat to over 65s 14
  15. 15. ...which informed commitments in the National Adaptation Programme Department of Health, Public Health England working with local government, voluntary sector and health service to: extend reach of Heatwave Plan for England beyond health sector ensure Plan targets and acts to safeguard the most vulnerable support community preparedness and resilience Coordinate across health and care providers and commissioners 15
  16. 16. Next steps – 5 year cycle • 2014: Evidence gathering for 2nd CCRA • 2015: – Adaptation Sub-Committee statutory report to Parliament on the implementation of the first NAP – Organisations reporting to Government under the 2nd round of the Adaptation Reporting Power • 2017: 2nd Climate Change Risk Assessment • 2018: 2nd National Adaptation Programme report 16
  17. 17. Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 • Adaptation Sub-Committee has started work on the evidence report and recently completed a call for evidence from stakeholders • Government will then submit the formal CCRA report to Parliament by 2017. • Second CCRA is more focused than the first: – Interactions between risks and the effect they can have when occurring in concert – Risks where new evidence has emerged – Fuller assessment of socio-economic factors interacting with climate change risk – Overseas impacts could impact UK supply chains 17
  18. 18. Annex 18
  19. 19. Macroeconomics of climate change • Survey five methodologies: 1. bottom-up, sector-specific studies (e.g. of coastal protection) 2. integrated assessment models (IAMs) 3. adaptation-IAMs 4. multi-sectoral models (e.g. CGE models) 5. studies of extreme weather 19

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