Review of Climate Resilience Mainstreaming Into Regulatory and Voluntary Standards, National Guidance, and Other Sectorial/industry Codes of Practice
This project is part of a UK Strategic Priorities Fund Climate Resilience programme that draws together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi-disciplinary climate risk and solutions research ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change. The is led by the Met Office and NERC, and is working in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee.
This project aims to understand the climate information inputs into commonly used national guidance standards. Standards e.g. Environment Agency flooding guidelines, building codes, British Standards for Adaptation, Regulatory standards etc. and provide recommendations for updating the climate information input to enhance resilience. The project will identify different climate standards and standardised industry-wide tools related to climate resilience across the sectors to be covered. Evidence of the level of engagement and influence of the identified standards will help to determine good practice guidance and recommendations for improvements.