Climate change adaptation: proposals for the third round of adaptation reporting

Closed 26 Mar 2018

Opened 12 Feb 2018


The Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP) set out in the Climate Change Act 2008 provides for the Secretary of State to direct reporting organisations (those with functions of a public nature or statutory undertakers) to report on how they are addressing current and future climate impacts. Reports should detail:

  • the current and future projected impacts of climate change on their organisation;
  • proposals for adapting to climate change;
  • an assessment of progress towards implementing the policies and proposals set out in previous reports.

Why your views matter

Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the government is required to set out and consult on its strategy for climate change adaptation reporting.  This strategy is required to be laid in Parliament .    


What happens next

When this consultation ends, we will summarise the responses and place this summary on our website at: This summary will include a list of organisations that responded but not personal names, addresses or other contact details.

Copies of responses will be made available to the public on request. If you do not want your response (including your name, contact details and any other personal information) to be publicly available, please say so clearly in writing when you send your response to the consultation. Please explain why you need to keep details confidential. We will take your reasons into account if someone asks for this information under Freedom of Information legislation. But, because of the law, we cannot promise that we will always be able to keep those details confidential. Please note, if your computer automatically includes a confidentiality disclaimer, this will not count as a confidentiality request.


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