UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Climate Change Risk Assessment 2022

14 June 2021

The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (for the third Climate Change Risk Assessment - CCRA3) is a comprehensive review of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

Climate change

The Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee has a legal duty to advise Government on the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). The CCC prepared the second Climate Change Risk Assessment evidence report in 2016, and is now working on an updated evidence report, due to be published in summer 2021, which will inform the UK Government’s third CCRA (known as CCRA3).

The project, involving 130 organisations and over 450 contributors, was led by the Climate Change Committee (CCC). It resulted in an independent report setting out the Committee’s advice to Government informed by a 1500-page technical report collating the latest evidence across a range of key sectors, among many other outputs.

Professor Mike Davies is a member of the Climate Change Committee. As part of the committee, Mike oversaw the project, including formulating the committee’s advice to Government, and provided expertise and input to the technical report, specifically on Health, Communities and the Built Environment. Mike is also Professor of Building Physics and Environment at University College London (UCL).

Mike's research interests lie in the provision of healthy and comfortable built environments in the context of a changing climate. He was the founding Director of UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) and is now Director of the multi-disciplinary Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) group at UCL, which is supported by an EPSRC Platform Grant. Via CBES, he leads a strategic programme of research aimed at informing the scientific understanding of the systemic nature of a sustainable built environment.

For over a decade, Mike has led an extensive programme of research, founded on intimate collaboration with researchers from health and other disciplines, which has sought to understand the complex relationship between the built environment and human wellbeing. 

I am delighted that this report and our associated advice to Government is now being published. The work has culminated in the provision of cutting edge evidence relating to climate change and is both important and timely."  Professor Mike Davies.

CCRA3 will be launched on Wednesday 16th June 2021. The final reports are available at: www.theccc.org.uk (advice report) and www.ukclimaterisk.org (technical report and supporting information).

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