Success – project approved to support climate adaptation in the UK

The EU has recently announced it has approved a 3 year project to support climate adaptation in the UK for the Environment Agency and partners. This project is likely to start in the next 6 months.

Dr Simon Slater, West Midlands Director of Climate UK said: “Climate UK very much welcomes the news that the Environment Agency has been awarded £2.3m from the European Commission’s LIFE+ fund for the COALESCE project, which is designed to help the UK prepare for the changing climate. The project will build capacity within a number of key sectors that are identified as priorities within the Government’s new National Adaptation Programme, including health and wellbeing, business and the natural environment. Climate UK has supported the development of the bid from the outset and very much welcomes the increased local adaptation activity that the project will facilitate around the country over a three year period.”

Stephen Hill, Chair of the West Midlands Climate Adaptation Partnership commented: “This is great news for the West Midlands – the partnership has helped develop this project to reflect the support needs for local business identified through our existing programmes. This support promises to help existing good practice in business resilience to extreme weather events to become standard practice across all our businesses.”