Adapt to Climate Change

The evidence that our climate is changing is clear, and adaptation means:

  • Dealing with current changes
  • Preparing for future changes

Detailed risk assessments have been carried out, and both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Government have developed Climate Change Adaptation Programmes.

DAERA: Northern Ireland climate change adaptation programme

Scottish Government: Adaptation to climate change

Areas where action may be required include:

  • the fabric of buildings
  • flood risk
  • transport
  • crops
  • forestry
  • heating or cooling in your buildings.

Get information and help

You can get information and practical help, and view case studies and good practice at:

Northern Ireland: Climate Northern Ireland

Scotland: Adaptation Scotland

Further information

Defra has produced Risk Assessments for a wide range of business sectors. This includes separate Risk Assessments specifically for Northern Ireland and for Scotland.

Defra: All Climate Change Risk Assessments 

EAUC Climate Change Adaptation Resources (Scotland) (Education sector)

At the European level:

European Environment Agency: Climate Change Adaptation

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