Lack of resource will hinder EA’s climate adaptation work

Insufficient investment and a lack of staff and information could damage Environment Agency’s capacity to help England and Wales adapt to climate change

Extreme weather and climate change will also challenge the EA's ability to provide adaptation action. Photograph: Barry Goble/123RFUnderinvestment, reduced staff numbers and a lack of information are damaging the Environment Agency’s (EA) ability to undertake adaptation work.

In an adaptation report, published on 26 May, the regulator sets out the barriers it faces to delivering adaptation activity and how it will try to surmount them. These include:

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