Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Science Search

Science and Research Projects

Return to Science Search homepage   Return to Project List

International threats and opportunities of climate change to the UK (ITOCC) - CA0505

Description
Identify, and then focus on, threats and opportunities where climate change is a significant driver for global risks to the UK, and include an assessment of the relative significance of each over 3 timescales (up to the 2020s, 2050s and 2080s).

Evaluate the relative importance of the global risks against the main domestic risks identified in the CCRA over the 3 time periods.

An assessment of current UK responses to extreme climate events abroad, focusing on weather related events which are projected to increase in magnitude and frequency as a result of climate change. An evaluation of the effectiveness of current approaches to managing these impacts and any lessons learnt/new approaches developed should also be included.
Objective
Policy justification: To support the development of the National Adaptation programme (commitment in Climate Change Act), and in that context to also take forward the recommendations in the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report, this desk study will collate, analyse and prioritise the risks to the UK from impacts of climate change abroad (up to 2020s, 2050s and 2080s). The outputs will inform development of policy options for tackling the risks/opportunities as part of the NAP.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : ITOCC Final Report Complete   (5466k)
• EXE - Executive Summary : ITOCC Final Report Executive Summary   (238k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2013

Cost: £88,808
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Keywords
Adapting to Climate Change              
Climate Change              
Food Security              
Horizon Scanning