Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation

This Programme has been drawn up by the government, industry and other non government organisations working together. It contains a mix of policies and actions to help us to adapt successfully to future weather conditions, by dealing with the risks and making the most of the opportunities.

A climate-ready society will understand where and when to take the necessary action to minimise climate impacts and the effects of extreme weather events. Buildings and infrastructure, health and emergency services, the natural environment, businesses and the agriculture and forestry sectors will be resilient to the risks and ready to maximise the opportunities.

Objectives have been developed to address the greatest risks and opportunities. These objectives cover 4 main areas across the programme:

  • Increasing awareness
  • Increasing resilience to current extremes
  • Taking timely action for long-lead time measures
  • Addressing major evidence gaps.

The NAP is primarily for England but also covers reserved, excepted and non-devolved matters. The individual Devolved Administrations are developing their own programmes and the government is working with them to share areas of common interest, to ensure a consistent approach in the shape and focus of all the programmes.

Last modified: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:09:20 CEST