Advice on improving the accessibility of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2022 Synthesis Report and other outputs

Date of the report

June 2020

Author of the report

Sustainability West Midlands, working in partnership with London Climate Change PartnershipSnifferNorthern Ireland Environment Link, Slingshot Design and Mike Peverill, freelancer in climate change communications

Purpose of the report

This is one of seven research projects commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to inform the development of the third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3), due for publication in 2021. The project focuses on how improvements to the accessibility of the CCRA3 Evidence Report can be made by building on the good work already carried out for CCRA2 through better use of communications, providing engagement opportunities and reframing of outputs.

This report details the provision of advice on the CCRA Synthesis Report and other outputs formulated by stakeholder feedback and international examples that outline how CCRA3 can be better accessed by its primary intended audience, i.e. government departments and arm’s length bodies.

SWM led on the research, engagement and compilation of this report, with support from the aforementioned partners. Find out more about the project on this page.

Links and contact information

Please contact SWM on 07599 658889 or at enquiries@swm.org.uk for more information.

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Advice on improving the accessibility of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2022 Synthesis Report and other outputs

“The partnership, led by SWM, have demonstrated their longstanding knowledge and experience in stakeholder engagement on climate change risk and communications, especially at the regional level. This has helped us to identify the appropriate methods needed to ensure that the wealth of information contained within the CCRA Evidence Report is communicated in an effective way to Government and other public and private sector organisations. We were impressed by their ability to synthesise vast amounts of feedback and international case studies to develop a series of short, clear recommendations and we’re delighted to be working with them to help us develop and implement some of these ideas over the next 12 months.” – Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change