Study lists adaptation priorities for government
New hospitals, schools, offices, railways and roads must be designed to cope over their entire lifetimes with potential changes to the UK's climate, warns a new report from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics (LSE)The report outlines 12 priority actions the government should take as part of its national adaptation programme for England, which Defra plans to publish this year. Among the priorities identified by
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