Blog

The blog is where we take time to reflect on our work and explore new ideas in adaptation – and where you can share your thoughts. Our team will be publishing articles on a range of climate adaptation issues – keep an eye out throughout the year.

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Measuring adaptation in light of the Paris Agreement: reflections from the Adaptation Metrics Conference

Timo Leiter reports on the development of adaptation metrics, and how a one-size-fits all approach is not the best option.

Know your audience: watermelon or c’onservative?

Are communications experts forgetting their own advice, and missing audience values? Tanya Wilkins takes inspiration from a Climate Outreach masterclass.

Public awareness and difficult decisions: what can we learn from George and Joey?

The Chancellor’s action on sugary drinks has got Patrick Pringle, UKCIP’s Deputy Director, thinking. Why are difficult decisions about climate change not being presented with the same urgency, and what role can awareness raising play in making these decisions more acceptable?

Building adaptive capacity in Scotland

Sophie Turner explains how Adaptation Scotland’s ALE programme encourages individuals from public sector bodies to collaborate and share learning on adaptation.

Time to get radical – why the current NAP falls short

New report from the CCC suggests the vision for adaptation in the UK must be more ambitious, with meaningful action to reduce our vulnerability to climate change.

What next for adaptation in the UK?

The election result was clear-cut. However, the future for adaptation is somewhat muddy…

Climate Local – helping local authorities become climate resilient

Mazvita Chari from Climate Local explains how, despite budget cuts and a changing political agenda, there is still support for local government and adaptation.

Preparing society for future weather impacts

Adaptation has slipped off the political agenda – but there is much to do, and here in the UK we have the expertise to make homes and businesses climate resilient.

Adaptation and a sense of place – are we making the most of local knowledge?

Nuin-Tara Key’s experiences working on adaptation at a community level showed how important local cultural and environmental knowledge can be.

Progress and gaps in adaptation M&E: reflections from an international conference

What progress have we made on adaptation M&E and which gaps remain? Timo Leiter from Adaptation Community.net reports from the November conference in Washington D.C.