Urgent action ‘vital’ to halt growing vulnerability to climate change

More people will be at risk from flooding and heatwaves unless the government urgently takes action to make the UK more resilient to climate change, says the CCC

The number of homes at risk of surface water flooding is increasing. Photograph: Steve AllenUK/123RFUrgent action must be taken to make the UK more resilient to climate change, according to the government’s climate change advisers, because the country is becoming more vulnerable.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) used its annual progress report to parliament, published on 29 June, to urge the government to be more ambitious in its next national adaptation plan (NAP), which due in early 2018.

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