The work has been carried out in two phases.
Building on the climate threats and opportunities identified in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment published in January 2012, Phase One consists of nine reports, plus an overarching document. Each report addresses particular policy questions that have been set by government policy officials, within the five themes of the Climate Change Risk Assessment: Agriculture and Forestry; Buildings and Infrastructure; Health & Well-being; Business & Services; and, the Natural Environment. Reports look at climate change adaptation in agriculture, forestry, transport, power supply, housing, business continuity, health, fisheries and natural flood defences.
Phase Two is a smaller part of the project; it is made of two reports which present a framework for the assessment of the costs and benefits of adaptation actions.