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Economics of Climate Resilience (ECR) - CA0401

Description
The Economics of Climate Resilience (ECR) project develops an economic framework to assess the case for adaptation in the UK. This project assesses the extent to which individuals and organisations are likely to adapt to climate change effectively and whether further action by government, other organisations, or individuals is needed. The analysis investigates current and likely adaptation actions and identifies the key barriers and enablers to actions being implemented widely, effectively, timely and proportionate to the challenges facing the UK. The project will inform the National Adaptation Programme.

Frontier Economics Ltd led the research for the Economics of Climate Resilience and were supported by Irbaris LLP and Ecofys UK Ltd. The research was commissioned by Defra and the Devolved Administrations.
Objective
The work has been carried out in two phases.

Phase One
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
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.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - 01 Ministerial Foreword   (33k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Agriculture and Forestry Theme: Agriculture   (1379k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Agriculture and Forestry Theme: Forestry   (2079k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Buildings and Infrastructure Theme: Overheating in Residential Housing   (1417k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Buildings and Infrastructure Theme: Strategic Road and Rail   (1937k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Buildings and Infrastructure Theme: UK Power Generation and Transmission   (2054k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Business and Services Theme - Business Continuity   (1883k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - ECR (Phase 2) Appraising flood management initiatives - a case study   (1316k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - ECR (Phase 2) Appraising interventions to diminish the mental health effects of flooding   (658k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Health and Well-Being Theme   (1198k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Natural Environment Theme: Natural Flood Management   (2699k)
• FRP - Final Report : CA0401 - Natural Environment Theme: Sea Fish   (2077k)
• ANX - Annex : CA0401 - Agriculture and Forestry Theme: Agriculture supplementary annexes   (1246k)
• ANX - Annex : CA0401 - Buildings and Infrastructure Theme: Overheating in Residential Housing- Annexes   (1973k)
• ANX - Annex : CA0401 - Health and Well-Being Theme - Annexes   (2101k)
• TRP - Technical Report : CA0401 - The Economics of Climate Resilience - Synthesis Report   (825k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2013

Cost: £834,456
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Frontier Economics Ltd, Ecofys U K Ltd, Irbaris LLP
Keywords
Adapting to Climate Change              
Economic Research