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Climate change

The references below are arranged alphabetically by publisher. Links to relevant websites can be found towards the bottom of the page.

Click on the Climate change heading in the Popular topics box on the right of the page for other references.

This page was updated on 4 July 2014.

 

Association of British Insurers

Climate adaptation: Guidance on insurance issues for new developments

2009

 

Beacons Low Emission Strategies Group

Low emission strategies: Using the planning system to reduce transport emissions: Good practice guidance (Consultation draft)

June 2008

 

Center for Clean Air Policy

The value of green infrastructure for urban climate adaptation

February 2011

 

Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis

A definition of ’Carbon Footprint’

June 2007

 

Climate East Midlands

Adapting through natural interventions project: Final report

May 2010

 

Climate North East

North East England Climate Change Adaptation Study: Summary

April 2008

 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Hallmarks of a sustainable city

March 2009

 

Commission on Climate Change and Development

Closing the gaps: Disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change in developing countries

2009

 

Committee on Climate Change, Adaptation Sub-Committee

How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

September 2010

 

Department for Communities and Local Government

Planning Policy Statement: Planning for climate change

December 2007

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Climate change: The UK programme 2006

March 2006

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Conserving biodiversity in a changing climate: guidance on building capacity to adapt

May 2007

 

Economist Intelligence Unit

Countdown to Copenhagen: Government, business and the battle against climate change

2009

 

English Heritage

Climate change and the historic environment

January 2008

 

European Centre for Nature Conservation

Climate change and biodiversity: The role of the European regions

February 2007

 

European Environment Agency

Climate change and water adaptation issues

2007

 

European Spatial Planning: Adapting to Climate Events (Espace)

Adaptive capacity benchmarking: A handbook and toolkit

July 2008

 

European Spatial Planning: Adapting to Climate Events (Espace)

Climate change impacts and spatial planning: Decision support guidance

June 2008

 

European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change

Urban regions: Vulnerabilities, vulnerability assessments by indicators and adaptation options for climate change impacts. Scoping study

December 2010

 

Green Alliance

Changing places: Advancing local government action on climate change

2007

 

Green Alliance

Is there more to life than trading? Seven views on designing a low carbon future

2008

 

Green Alliance

The new politics of climate change: why we are failing and how we will succeed

2008

 

House of Commons, Research Library

Climate change: The Copenhagen Conference

December 2009

 

Institute for Public Policy Research

80% challenge: delivering a low-carbon UK

2007

 

Institute for Public Policy Research

Climate commitment: Meeting the UK’s 2010 CO2 emissions target

October 2005

 

Institute for Public Policy Research

Setting a long-term climate objective

2005

 

Institution of Civil Engineers

Facing up to rising sea levels: Retreat? Defend? Attack?

2010

 

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Climate change: Have we lost the battle?

2009

 

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)

Climate change and the built environment: 8th workshop of CIB W108, March 2009

2009

 

Ipsos MORI

Tipping point or turning point? Social marketing and climate change

2007

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Impacts of climate change on disadvantaged UK coastal communities

March 2011

 

Landscape Institute

Landscape architecture and the challenge of climate change

October 2008

 

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Urban planning tools for climate change mitigation

2009

 

Local Government Association

Be aware, be prepared, take action: how to integrated climate change adaptation strategies into local government

May 2008

 

Local Government Association

A climate of change: Final report of the LGA Climate Change Commission

November 2007

 

Local Government Association

Council action to curb climate change: Key issues for local authorities

July 2007

 

Local Government Association

Cutting through the green tape: the powers councils have to tackle climate change

August 2008

 

Local Government Association

Leading the way: how local authorities can meet the challenge of climate change

June 2005

 

London 21 Network

Thirty-three ways forward? Climate change in London: Action by local government

January 2008

 

London Climate Change Partnership

Adapting to climate change: a case study companion to the checklist for development

March 2007

 

London Climate Change Partnership

Adapting to climate change: a checklist for development. Guidance on designing developments in a changing climate

November 2005

 

London Climate Change Partnership

Adapting to climate change impacts: A good practice guide for sustainable communities

October 2006

 

London Climate Change Partnership

Adapting to climate change: lessons for London

July 2006

 

London Climate Change Partnership

London’s commercial building stock and climate change adaptation: Design, finance and legal implications

September 2009

 

London School of Economics

Key elements of a global deal on climate change

2008

 

MTRU Consultants

National project on transport policies to address climate change. Phase one: Perspectives

May 2007

 

Natural England

Climate change adaptation indicators for the natural environment

July 2010

 

New Economics Foundation

Up in smoke? Threats from, and responses to, the impact of global warming on human development

October 2004

 

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The planning response to climate change: Advice on better practice

September 2004

 

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Cities, climate change and multi-level governance

2009

 

Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER)

Climate policy integration, coherence and governance

2009

 

Planning Advisory Service

Show me the evidence: how planners are developing and justifying climate change policies in core strategies

January 2010

 

Planning Advisory Service

Using planning for corporate initiatives to tackle climate change

2009

 

Planning Advisory Service

Using supplementary planning documents to address climate change locally

May 2010

 

Planning & Climate Change Coalition

Planning for climate change: guidance and model policies for local authorities

November 2010

 

Policy Network

Climate change adaptation in post-2012 architecture

2008

 

Policy Network

Climate change negotiations reconsidered

2008

 

Policy Network

Climate change versus development: trade-offs and synergies

2008

 

Policy Network

The politics of climate change: National responses to the challenges of global warming

September 2008

 

Royal Town Planning Institute

Planning to live with climate change: Our seven commitments

2009

South East Climate Change Partnership

Adapting to climate change: a checklist for development

November 2005

 

South East England Partnership Board

Climate change within Local Development Frameworks

June 2009

 

South East England regional Assembly

Climate change mitigation and adaptation implemrentation plan for the draft South East Plan

March 2006

 

Town & Country Planning Association

The case for climate change adaptation: GRaBS Expert Paper 1

June 2009

 

Town & Country Planning Association

Climate change adaptation by design: a guide for sustainable communities

2007

 

Town & Country Planning Association

Delivering adaptation in the UK: key themes and messages

June 2010

 

Town & Country Planning Association

Planning and Climate Change Coalition: Position statement

October 2009

 

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies (ADAM): Final report

May 2009

 

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Decarbonising the UK: Energy for a climate conscious future

September 2005

 

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Mapping actors involved in climate change policy networks in the UK

January 2005

 

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

Measuring progress towards sustainable development and climate change: The potential of the CSD Indicators of Sustainable Development

October 2008

 

Universityof Copenhagen

Climate change: Global risks, challenges & decisions, Copenhagen 10-12 March 2009: Synthesis report

2009

 

World Bank

Cities and climate change: An urgent agenda

2010

 

Websites

 

The Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate (ARCC) Coordination Network (ACN)

This was established in 2009 to facilitate networking between 14 EPSRC-funded projects focusing on climate change adaptation and the built environment. The ACN also offers opportunities to engage other researchers and stakeholders and provides opportunities for individual projects to share resources, data and results.

 

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap aims to achieve an effective link between transport and climate change and develop targeted strategies to integrate sustainable land transport into the climate negotiations. The German Tecvhnical Cooperation (GTZ), the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), Veolia Transport, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP, and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) are working to facilitate the process to improve the link between the transport sector and climate change policy. The aim is to achieve a Post 2012 Agreement which will be fully applicable to the sustainable land transport sector.

 

C40 Cities

C40 is a group of large cities committed to tackling climate change. On this website you will find news and updates on current C40 initiatives, information about each of the cities involved, and links to useful documents.

 

The Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief reports on the latest developments in climate science, and fact-checks stories about climate and energy online and in the press. It provides briefings on the people and organisations talking about climate change, and produces background materials on science issues and news stories.

 

Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. The Project, launched in 2000, aims to accelerate solutions to climate change by putting relevant information at the heart of business, policy and investment decisions.

 

carbonn Cities Climate Registry

The carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) is the leading global reporting platform of local climate action. It enables cities and Local Governments to demonstrate their power and potential to reduce climate risks and move towards global low-emissions and climate resilient development through the reporting of energy and climate commitments, greenhouse gas emissions as well as mitigation and adaptation actions.

 

Center for Clean Air Policy

Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and describes itself as the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policy-makers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. A sister organisation, based in Europe, can be found here.

 

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

The CCCEP was established by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to advance public and private action on climate change through innovative, rigorous research. The Centre is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and has five inter-linked research programmes: Developing climate science and economics; Climate change governance for a new global deal; Adaptation to climate change and human development; Governments, markets and climate change mitigation; The Munich Re Programme – Evaluating the economics of climate risks and opportunities in the insurance sector.

 

CHAMP

CHAMP is a follow-up project of the Managing Urban Europe-25 project that was running from 2005-2008. Based on the experiences and the developed content, CHAMP brings the model of an integrated management system for local sustainability on a concrete practice and will support cities and regions to implement an integrated management system to respond to climate change. The objectives for the CHAMP project are: To considerably contribute to fulfilling the EU environmental and climate change commitments, legislations and targets in a cost-effective way by supporting local level through a competence development package on Integrated Management Systems (IMS); To create national hubs to support local and sub-regional authorities in their strive to contribute to the reduction of EU green house gases trough implementation of IMS; To raise the awareness on the IMS as an effective instrument to combat climate change among national authorities, EMAS competent bodies, EMAS auditors, sub-regional and local authorities as well as the public; To demonstrate low-carbon footprint project management and implementation and to secure the continuation of the project processes through the launch of an IMS network.

 

CIRCLE-2

CIRCLE-2 is a European Network of 34 institutions from 23 countries committed to fund research and share knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes.

 

Cities and Climate Change Initiative

UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI) seeks to enhance the preparedness and mitigation activities of cities in developing and least developed countries. It emphasises good governance, responsibility, leadership and practical initiatives for local governments, communities and citizens. Building on UN-HABITAT’s long experience in sustainable urban development, the Cities and Climate Change Initiative helps counterparts to develop and implement pro-poor and innovative climate change policies and strategies. CCCI also is developing a suite of tools to support city-leaders and practitioners in addressing the impact of climate change (adaptation) and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation).

 

Climate & Development Knowledge Network

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. It does this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. It works in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally, holding strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.

 

Climate Action

Climate Action is a multimedia platform consisting of a website, newsletter and annual publication, produced in partnership with UNEP. It aims to encourage businesses and large organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, and puts forward the business case for climate change – namely, that environmentally responsible operations can also be profitable. It is produced by Green Media Ltd.

 

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

This is a joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt. It is aimed at building a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change. CAKE brings together EcoAdapt’s recognized leadership in developing the concepts and practices of climate adaptation with Island Press’s 27 years as the leading publisher of solutions-based environmental information to offer the most valuable, up-to-date, and authoritative materials on the subject.

 

Climate Asia

Climate Asia is the largest ever study of people’s experience of climate change in seven countries, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam. In 2012, Climate Asia surveyed more than 33,500 people in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam. Using both quantitative and qualitative research, Climate Asia has built a picture of how people in the region live and deal with climate change. The Data Portal can be used to access this survey data by country and by region, read detailed reports of the findings, use the research tools, and discover how the data was analysed. This unique data provides information for governments, donors, the media, NGOs and everyone who wants to support people to adapt to the changing environment.

 

Climate-L.org

Climate-L.org is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD),

 

Climate Change Adaptation

The Danish portal for Climate Change Adaptation presents the existing knowledge on climate change and climate change adaptation within a number of areas.  The information is targeted at individuals, municipalities and businesses. The portal provides information on the newest research and development within climate change adaptation in Denmark and abroad. The portal also contains a number of specific examples (case descriptions) of adaptation measures.

 

Climate Planning

This interactive website, which helps planners and decision-makers to choose the most suitable planning tools for them, was initially launched in late 2011 with information on more than 30 popular tools. The Climate & development Knowledge Network has re-launched an expanded guide, providing a detailed overview of more than 40 tools relevant to climate planning. A new section presents case studies of how different tools have been used in practice.

 

Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Policy Initiative is an analysis and advisory organization that assesses,
diagnoses, and supports national efforts to achieve low-carbon growth. Its analysis
looks at implemented policy in both the developed and developing world,
deriving lessons to help policymakers fast-track best practices.

 

Climate Ready

The Government’s new climate change adaptation programme in England will formally be known as Climate Ready. The Environment Agency will be the principal advice and support body, providing the Climate Ready Support Service. A bi-monthly newsletter provides updates about the service’s work.

 

Climate Science in Urban Design

This is a historical and comparative study of applied urban climatology carried out at the University of Manchester. The time frame is from 1950 to the present. The comparative framework includes the seminal work of German and Japanese urban climatologists, as well as the more recent climate policy initiatives of New York City and the City of Manchester. The focus is on the small-scale climatic impacts of a city’s physical form and functions. The design of buildings and spaces directly affects urban temperature, wind, rain and air quality – which in turn influence human comfort and health. These relations are systematically studied by urban climatologists, whose discipline has immediate relevance for urban design.

 

Committee on Climate Change

The CCC is an independent body established under the Climate Change Act (2008). It advises the UK Government on setting and meeting carbon budgets and on preparing for the impacts of climate change.

 

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) has been an EPSRC-funded research project, established to develop a set of tools for improving the capacity for resilience of local communities to the impacts of future extreme weather events.  Taking a case study of five south-London boroughs, CREW has investigated local-level impacts on householders, SMEs and local policy/decision makers of a range of geohazards including flooding, subsidence, heatwaves, wind storm and drought. The research has investigated the opportunities and limitations for local communities’ adaptive capacity, considering the decision making processes across communities and the impediments and drivers of change. A web-portal presents probable extreme weather events for a range of UKCP09 scenarios, with an evaluation of coping mechanisms.

 

Cuttingthecarbon

Cuttingthecarbon is a consultancy specialising in climate change and peak oil workshops for businesses, NGOs and public bodies. It aims to help businesses, NGOs and public bodies to understand climate change more clearly and to consider the implications of the coming end of cheap fossil fuels (‘peak oil’). It also organises a national conference on Passivhaus.

 

Defra: Climate change

Page on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website dealing with climate change.

 

Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK Government Department dealing with energy and climate change.

 

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation fosters collaborative working between policy, community and business leaders to support and deliver workable solutions for a low carbon future. We provide a forum for solving “low carbon” problems.

 

Eldis: Climate Change Adaptation

A basic introduction to the concept of adaptation and a guide to the key issues surrounding the topic. Although people have always adapted to variations in their climate, their ability to do so is determined by their level of development, their access to resources and their scientific and technical capacity.

 

Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide

Eldis Resource Guides provide easy structured access to our extensive collection of research and policy documents. All are editorially selected, summarised and available free to download in full text. Resource guides are intended to help you keep up to date with the latest in development research, policy and practice. Each guide offers: a searchable library of documents; a featured selection of important or topical new research; selected browsable collections of documents on key themes; key websites of organisations working in each topic; an email Reporter bulletin: listing latest additions to Eldis; key issues: quick introductions to emerging areas of research and policy;  a newsfeed: an easy way to put Eldis content on your own website, intranet or desktop.

 

Environment Agency

Section of the Environment Agency’a website dealing with climate change.

 

Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Oxford University’s interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education

 

European City Ranking

The European City Ranking is part of the Soot-free for the Climate! campaign. The goal is to demonstrate that many local solutions to improve air quality exist and to find out how cities use these solutions, if at all. This ranking mainly focuses on efforts made to reduce particulate matter (PM10) and soot, or black carbon. However most measures looked at also help reduce other air pollutants, and can therefore serve as general examples for good air quality policy. With this ranking, the aim is to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between cities throughout Europe and to demonstrate that meeting air quality standards is perfectly feasible.

 

European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT)

The Climate-ADAPT website, developed by the European Commission, is described as the most comprehensive website for information on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Europe. The website, to be managed by the Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA), is aimed at policy makers, engineers, planners and administrators, who can learn from the experience of others facing similar challenges and already carrying out adaptation actions elsewhere. To highlight the cross-cutting nature of adaptation to climate change, ClimateADAPT is related to other information systems the European Environment Agency manages in close collaboration with the Commission. These include the Biodiversity Information System for Europe, the Water Information System for Europe and the land use data centre.

 

European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation aims to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.

 

European Climate Network

Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) is recognised as Europe’s leading network working on climate and energy issues. With 152 member organisations in 25 European countries, CAN-E works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable energy and environment policy.

 

European Commission, Climate Action

The Directorate-General for Climate Action (“DG CLIMA”) was established in February 2010, climate change being previously included in the remit of DG Environment of the European Commission. It leads international negotiations on climate, helps the EU to deal with the consequences of climate change and to meet its targets for 2020, as well as develops and implements the EU Emissions Trading System.

 

Future cities: Urban network to face climate change

The Future Cities – project aims at making city regions in Northwest Europe fit to cope with the predicted climate change impacts. The Future Cities strategy combines selected strategic urban key components – green structures, water systems and energy efficiency – for a proactive transformation of urban structures. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

 

Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS)

The GRaBS project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development.

 

Greenhouse Gas Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.

 

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.

 

LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

The mission of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is to be a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research, teaching and training in climate change and the environment.

 

Mitigation Action Plan and Scenarios (MAPS)

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long term transition to robust economies that are carbon efficient. In this way MAPS contributes to ambitious climate change mitigation that aligns economic development with poverty alleviation.

 

Mitigation in Urban areas: Solutions for Innovative Cities(MUSIC)

This is a cooperation project between European cities and research institutes in Northwest Europe. MUSIC aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 50% in the partner cities Aberdeen, Montreuil, Gent, Ludwigsburg and Rotterdam in 2030. Besides these five cities, the research institutes the Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT) and Public Research Centre Henri Tudor (Luxembourg) are partners in the project. Experts from these institutes assist the cities in the project implementation. The local action plans and energy planning tools will be tested in pilot projects.

 

Momentum for Change Initiative

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has developed the concept of ‘Momentum for Change’ as a way to demonstrate the multiple benefits of addressing climate change and to transform misperceptions surrounding taking action on climate change. The secretariat believes that highlighting and enhancing the positive developments in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, will increase innovation, motivation, hope, passion and capacity for further change.

 

Natural England

Natural England has an active research programme which includes the long term monitoring of the impacts of climate change on species and habitats, evaluating adaptation responses and developing new methodologies to measure the vulnerability of the natural environment to the impacts of climate change.

 

The new climate economy

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project, The New Climate Economy, have been set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on these crucial issues. The Commission brings together expert research institutes from five continents, overseen by an International Council comprising former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics, business and finance.  Reporting in September 2014, the project will make recommendations on the policies that can simultaneously deliver better economic growth and address the risks posed by climate change.

 

OECD climate change portal

Site hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides links to information on climate change.

 

Open Climate Network

The Open Climate Network website provides a platform for updates and analysis on country actions on climate mitigation and the provision of climate finance. Here you will find information on the latest policy developments in the Network’s partner countries and results of Open Climate Network analysis. The Open Climate Network (OCN) is developing a set of climate policy tracking and assessment tools that will help people raise the right questions about climate-related policy design and implementation in their countries.

 

PROVIA

The Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call by the scientific community for a more cohesive and coordinated approach, and the critical need to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA.

 

RegioClima Project

The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the urgent call by the scientific community for a more cohesive and coordinated approach, and the critical need to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on VIA.

 

Reporting Climate Science

reportingclimatescience.com was set up in 2010 with the aim of reporting on the latest research in climate science. Most of this research is consistent with the mainstream consensus on climate change; but some is not. Reports are publicized irrespective of the implications they may have in the climate debate. You can subscribe to a free e-mail newsletter.

 

Responding to Climate Change

A news and analysis website focused on providing the latest updates and insight into global low carbon developments.

 

The science of climate change

This Government website explains the science behind the headlines on climate change. It presents an overview of some of the most important areas of study in climate science, to help anyone wishing to get beyond the day-to-day headlines to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental scientific issues involved. For those uncertain about the state of scientific knowledge, the web resource explains both where evidence is well established and where findings and projections remain subject to greater uncertainty.

 

SNACC: Suburban neighbourhood adaptation for a changing climate

The SNACC Project seeks to answer the question: How can existing suburban neighbourhoods be best adapted to reduce further impacts of climate change and withstand ongoing changes? The research focuses on adaptations to the built environment, through changes to individual homes and larger neighbourhood scale adaptations (urban re-design). SNACC focuses on suburbs because they are the most common type of urban area in the UK, housing 84% of the population. The project will identify successful adaptation and mitigation measures: these are classed as those that perform well technically (i.e. they protect people and property from climate change impacts and mitigate against further climate change) but are also those that are the most practical and acceptable for those who have to make them happen.

 

Sniffer

Sniffer is a registered charity delivering knowledge-based solutions to resilience and sustainability issues. It aims to create and use breakthrough ideas and collaborative approaches across sectors, to make Scotland a more resilient place to live, work and play. Through innovative partnership approaches it aims to share good practice, synthesise and translate evidence, commission new studies and target communications, guidance and training. Knowledge hubs cover: climate resilience, sustainable cities, resilient catchments, environment and health, and environmental regulation.

 

Talking Climate: The gateway to research on climate change communication

Talking Climate is a partnership between the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN), the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC) and Nottingham University School of Sociology and Social Policy and is a recently-launched climate change communication resource with a regularly-updated database of academic papers, newsletters and blog. There are brief guides on such topics as Encouraging sustainable behaviour; Public perceptions of climate change and making climate science simple and understandable.

 

UK Climate Impacts Programme

UKCIP supports adaptation to the unavoidable impacts of a changing climate. It aims to coordinate and influence research into adapting to climate change, and encourage organisations to use our tools and information to help them consider their climate risks and how to adapt.

 

UK Climate Projections

The UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) provide climate information designed to help those needing to plan how they will adapt to a changing climate. The data is focussed on the UK, and is free of charge.

 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to cooperatively consider what they could do to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable.

 

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change offers a unique platform for exploring current and emerging knowledge from the many disciplines that contribute to our understanding of this phenomenon – environmental history, the humanities, physical and life sciences, social sciences, engineering and economics.  This publication has been developed in association with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in the UK and provides an important new encyclopedic reference for climate change scholarship and research. It also acts as a forum for gaining a wider set of perspectives about how climate change is understood, analyzed and contested around the world.

 

World Health Organization

Section of the World Health Organization website dealing with climate change.