This is a briefing for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee. It sets out how the government is organised and the role of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in fulfilling its lead responsibility for climate change adaptation policy.Jump to downloads
What it includes:
- An introduction to the risks posed by climate change and how climate adaptation addresses them.
- A description of Defra’s roles and responsibilities for climate adaptation and government’s key policies in the area.
- A summary of government’s progress on adaptation and recommendations for how it can improve.
- Case studies providing further detail on some of Defra’s main adaptation policies.