10 ways the government must step up on climate adaptation, according to its own advisers

The Committee on Climate Change has criticised the government over its failure to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, recommending it step up action on land and water management. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s concerns and Whitehall’s response

1 Farmland species and habitats adaptation action needs improving

Since the publication of the government’s second National Adaptation Programme (NAP) in July 2018, the CCC has criticised the government for demonstrating “little progress” in planning for and addressing climate change risk for farmland species and habitats. 

According to the CCC, “effective plans, actions and evidence of risk reduction for adaptation are needed over the rest of this NAP and beyond,” to deal with this issue. 

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