3rd Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) Third Call for Evidence

A team of experts commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change has launched a final Call for Evidence to inform the UK’s 3rd Climate Change Risk Assessment this week.

They are seeking academic and non-academic evidence on risks and opportunities to the UK from changes in our own climate and from climate change elsewhere in the world, and on adaptation measures in place or planned.

Priorities

  1. How adaptation actions are already addressing climate risks or opportunities, especially in the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  2. How further adaptation actions could address climate risks or opportunities, especially in the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  3. Limits to adaptation
  4. Implications for the UK of abrupt, non-linear, or irreversible changes in the global climate system
  5. Implications of climate change for the UK’s transition to an economy with net-zero carbon emissions, e.g.: how climate change may affect the potential for ecosystems, infrastructure, and human behaviours to contribute to ‘net zero’.

Other priority areas

Alongside these priority areas, they would also welcome other evidence more widely related to future trajectories of emissions and concentrations of greenhouse gases, changes in weather and climate extremes and climate change risks and opportunities for the UK for the natural environment and assets. Furthermore, they would like to hear about infrastructure, health, communities and the built environment, and business and industry, along with implications for the UK of climate change elsewhere in the world.

Read more here.