Environment Agency: Climate emergency hitting ‘worst case scenario’ levels

Chief Executive Sir James Bevan said if left unchecked, climate change will kill more people and do much more harm, than COVID-19

Communities at risk of flooding offered share of £200m

The new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will select 25 areas to pilot new and creative approaches to improve resilience to flooding and coastal change

Climate change ‘could see additional 1.2m properties across Great Britain flooded by 2050’

A new report says this flood risk would be driven by increased rainfall, higher sea levels, more frequent and severe storms and higher coastal surges

Met Office: Climate change ‘exerting increasing impact on UK’

All the top 10 warmest years for the UK from 1884 have occurred since 2002

UK Government unveils record £5.2bn flood defence plan

It is part of the government’s efforts to protect the country from the impacts of climate change

Rising flood risks across Britain ‘pose a threat to homes, businesses and livelihoods’

New research suggests flooding has become ‘a growing menace’ and warns mitigating techniques seem to be lagging

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding

New £5m satellite data centre steps up fight against climate change

The project is seeking 50 ‘outstanding candidates’ from environmental science, maths, physics, engineering and computer science disciplines to undertake a PhD in the innovation centre

Green Climate Fund commits $400m to combat climate crisis

Funding will be shared by a total of 13 projects in countries including Nepal, China, the Philippines and Palestine

Mayor of Venice blames extreme flooding on climate change

The island-based city has been hit with the highest water levels witnessed in more than 50 years