Adaptation to climate change refers to the programme of work that needs to be done to adjust the way we live in response to actual or expected climate change.
The Lancashire Adaptation Wizard is a tool to help you adapt to climate change.
National Adaptation Policy
Many risks from climate and weather will already be addressed to some extent in existing planning systems such as emergency response, corporate resilience, business continuity and disaster recovery. Where this is the case we need to highlight these risks and ensure that climate risks are made explicit.
Climate Change in often seen as a 'global' issue with impacts such as rises in sea level, flooding, temperature increases and extreme weather having much less effect on the North West of England than other parts of the world. Without a doubt some areas of the world are already suffering from the effects of extreme weather events being attributed to climate change and many are expected to be greatly affected in the future however much we cut our CO2 emissions. Whilst the North West may not expect to experience some of these extremes there will be changes in local weather patterns that may cause disruptions to business and distress to individuals here in Lancashire. Exactly how climate change will affect Lancashire and their extent is difficult to predict but there are some changes we should expect and plan for, these include:
For more information about climate change in Lancashire and the North West view the Lancashire Projections page.