Government says its climate change curbs inadequate

Government says its climate change curbs inadequate

1/17/2022 10:10:00 PM

Government says its climate change curbs inadequate

Ministers say coping even with low levels could cost the country billions of pounds a year.

For example, it notes, unless the UK takes further action, the cost of flood-related damages for non-residential properties is expected to increase by 27% by 2050 and 40% by 2080.That's with a temperature rise of just 2C - and even that relatively low figure is looking very hard to achieve.

If temperature rises to 4C – which the government’s science advisers say is possible - this increases to 44% and 75% respectively.The government says it’s already investing to adapt to climate change.It mentions:£5.2bn for 2,000 new flood defences by 2027

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