UK Climate Risk Assessment Report Released

News – Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

The UK Government has released this month an in-depth  assessment of 61 UK-wide different areas of risks and opportunities. A requirement under the UK Climate Change Act of 2008, the report outlines how at risk natural environment and infrastructure is to ever increasing temperature and rising sea level.

The report finds the following eight risks as the most important in the coming two years;

  • risks to the viability and diversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats and species from multiple hazards
  • risks to soil health from increased flooding and drought
  • risks to natural carbon stores and sequestration from multiple hazards
  • risks to crops, livestock and commercial trees from multiple climate hazards
  • risks to supply of food, goods and vital services due to climate-related collapse of supply chains and distribution networks
  • risks to people and the economy from climate-related failure of the power system
  • risks to human health, wellbeing and productivity from increased exposure to heat in homes and other buildings
  • multiple risks to the UK from climate change impacts overseas

Read the full report here