Young people most at risk in a flood, Environment Agency warns

Its research found 18 to 34-year olds are least likely to know if the area where they live is at risk of flooding and how to protect their homes and possessions

Flooded cars on a US street
Climate change ‘could see floods and storms triple’

A new report says this could cause significant economic and social damage across Europe and North America by the end of the 21st century

UK population at risk of coastal flooding ‘could quadruple by 2080’

The Committee on Climate Change says protective policies are urgently needed

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Environment Agency and Fire Service join forces to improve flood resilience

New equipment will give the Agency access to more than 150,000 metres of hose stored by the latter organisation across the UK

People in coastal areas ‘need to seriously consider relocation’

An Associate Professor at Bournemouth University says climate adaptation is not always a viable solution

Environment Agency: Climate change increasing UK flooding risks

Intense flooding will become more frequent in the UK as a consequence of climate change. The warning from the Environment Agency’ (EA) follows a pattern of severe flooding over the past 10 years, “linked to an increase in extreme weather events as the nation’s climate changes”. It adds as intense storms are becoming more frequent, […]

‘Restore floodplains and wetlands for climate resilience’

Restoring floodplains and wetlands is a cost-effective way to improve climate resilience. That’s the verdict from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which says this lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods and offers a range of other environmental and socioeconomic benefits. Around 20% of European cities are vulnerable to river […]

UK ‘must make urgent plans to meet 2032 climate goals’

The UK Government must set out a plan to meet legal targets for emission reductions by 2032 as matter of urgency. That’s according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which is calling on the government to better address climate change risks, including steps to improve river and coastal flood defences, as well as the resilience […]

Most local authorities ‘failing to prepare for climate change’

Most local authorities in the UK are failing to plan and prepare for climate change. Around 70% of local plans have no carbon reduction targets or any way of monitoring progress, according to a new report from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), despite national policy having firm climate change commitments. The report claims […]