New report shows need for swift action to prepare for climate change

The resilience of transport networks, homes, hospitals and water supplies in England need to be enhanced to counter the more frequent and severe flooding and heatwaves that can be expected in future according to a new report.

The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s offcial adviser on climate change, published its report which has noted that the overheating of buildings such as hospitals could become a key issue.

The Committee is recommending improved ventilation, tinted windows, and external insulation, should begin to be installed in new and existing homes, hospitals and care homes to limit the health impacts of higher temperatures.

The report also looks at the need for increased investment if flood defenses and how infrastructure can be protected from other extreme weather events such a storms.

To find out more visit the Committee on Climate Change website.