Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:The Department of the Environment (DOE)

The aim of this first Adaptation Programme is to help Northern Ireland better understand and manage the risks and opportunities of climate change. The Adaptation Programme identifies the initial set of actions and activities that will contribute to making Northern Ireland more resilient to a changing climate over the next five years and beyond. This means enhancing Northern Ireland’s preparedness and capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change and focusing on primary areas for action at the earliest possible opportunity and at the lowest possible cost.

  • To achieve the vision and aim of the first Adaptation Programme, five objectives have been identified:
  • Fulfil the statutory duties as set out under the UK Climate Change Act 2008.
  • Work in partnership across Government and with relevant stakeholders to strengthen and develop policies, strategies and actions which will cope with the threats and exploit the opportunities identified by the CCRA for Northern Ireland.
  • Raise awareness of the likely effects of climate change and the need for adaptation action.
  • Promote and support the enhancement of scientific evidence and sector specific data collection that will address climate change adaptation need.
  • Engage with other administrations at national and international level, in order to ensure the sharing of climate change adaptation best practice.
Related policies:The National Adaptation Programme , Climate Change Act 2008

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