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An Inventory of Adaptation to climate change in the UK: challenges and findings

An Inventory of Adaptation to climate change in the UK: challenges and findings

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Climate change science has been promoting adaptation measures for some years. The message has been that the climate is changing and people need to be prepared. However, while there has been an increasing investment in the ‘science of adaptation’, there has been less, if any, attention paid to the ‘practice of adaptation’, i.e. is adaptation occurring, and if so, how, where and why? There is now a clear demand from policy makers to answer these questions and specifically to answer them with relation to actions in the UK.

The objective of the DEFRA-funded project ‘Linking adaptation research and practice’, is to develop a systematic categorisation of observed adaptation in the UK in both the private and the public sectors.
Climate change science has been promoting adaptation measures for some years. The message has been that the climate is changing and people need to be prepared. However, while there has been an increasing investment in the ‘science of adaptation’, there has been less, if any, attention paid to the ‘practice of adaptation’, i.e. is adaptation occurring, and if so, how, where and why? There is now a clear demand from policy makers to answer these questions and specifically to answer them with relation to actions in the UK.

The objective of the DEFRA-funded project ‘Linking adaptation research and practice’, is to develop a systematic categorisation of observed adaptation in the UK in both the private and the public sectors.

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Published by: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research on Dec 12, 2011
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An Inventory of Adaptation to climate changein the UK: challenges and findings
 
E.L. Tompkins, E. Boyd, S.A. Nicholson-Cole, K.Weatherhead,N.W Arnell, W.N. Adger
 
July 2009
 
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Working Paper
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An Inventory of Adaptation to climate change in the UK:challenges and findings
E.L. Tompkins, E. Boyd, S.A. Nicholson-Cole, K.Weatherhead, N.W Arnell,W.N. Adger 
Tyndall Working Paper 135, July 2009
Please note that Tyndall working papers are "work in progress". Whilst they arecommented on by Tyndall researchers, they have not been subject to a full peer review.The accuracy of this work and the conclusions reached are the responsibility of theauthor(s) alone and not the Tyndall Centre.
 
 
An Inventory of Adaptation to climate change inthe UK: challenges and findings
A report submitted to Defra as part of the Climate Change Impacts andAdaptation Cross-Regional Research Programme
E.L. Tompkins
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, E. Boyd
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, S.A. Nicholson-Cole
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, K.Weatherhead
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, N.W Arnell
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,W.N. Adger 
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Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental Sciences, Universityof East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
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Cranfield Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedford, MK454DT
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Department of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
 

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