Climate change is a threat to life on earth as we know it. An important part of our work is helping to prevent future climate change.
But there is also a need to reduce the impacts of climate change as much as possible. We have major responsibilities for managing adaptation to climate change including flooding, drought, sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Currently, 38 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are covered by regulatory and economic schemes we currently implement. This will grow to 48 per cent by 2012. The causes and impacts of climate change will inform all of our work.
This element of our strategy is supported by a number of supporting strategies that show in more detail how we will work in specific areas to achieve the aims set out in our strategy: