What adaptation reporting row reveals about ministers’ climate change ambition

Jamie Carpenter: Nearly ten years after the Climate Change Act gained Royal Assent, concerns are being raised by the climate adviser that the government’s strategy for one of the powers contained in the world-leading legislation lacks ambition

Jamie Carpenter, editor, ENDS Report
ENDS Report editor Jamie Carpenter

Nearly ten years after the Climate Change Act gained Royal Assent, concerns are being raised by the climate adviser that the government’s strategy for one of the powers contained in the world-leading legislation lacks ambition.

The 2008 Act established an adaptation reporting power (ARP) that gives the government the power to direct bodies with a public function to prepare a report containing an assessment of climate change risk and policies.

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