Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world.
It is not simply an environmental problem, it has implications for
the wellbeing of people here in Wales, and across the world.
The world saw more than 120 climate related disasters during 2015,
according to the World
Bank, causing huge environmental and economic damage
and taking a terrible toll on communities. These impacts have also
been felt closer to home, for example in increased flooding, which
is estimated to have caused over £71 million of
damage, impacting on communities, the economy, and
The third sector has huge potential to tackle both the causes and
consequences of climate change. It is uniquely placed to reach and
support people, especially the most disadvantaged and
Check out our webpages and resources to get
- Areas of
Decisions taken at government or local authority level to help
mitigate climate change will affect the people we support.
Organisations and groups across Wales are already helping
communities to take action and be resilient to the impacts of a
changing climate in a range of areas. These webpages examine
sustainable energy, food, housing,
packaging, and transport issues,
support available to help your service users through policy
changes, and ways to get involved with relevant community
Using Nature Based
The methods we use to protect our
infrastructure and resources need to adapt to a changing climate.
Combining modern knowledge with natural and traditional solutions
offers a range of benefits to people and wildlife.
Why Climate Migration
Risks Matter to Wales
Climate change is decreasing the suitability
of certain locations to support human habitation. Here are some of
the reasons why Wales should care about climate related
displacement, and what we can do to mitigate the effects.
- Do you want to
become Carbon Literate?
Carbon emissions, global warming, and
greenhouse gases - what do they have to do with you? Find out why
your organisation should care about climate change and what to do
A Third Sector Guide to Climate Change
Climate change can seem an overwhelming or distant issue
with little influence on your daily work.
However, as we all share the same planet and natural resources,
all people and organisations have the potential to be negatively
affected by a changing climate and understanding this can help us
prepare and plan better.
is designed to give you a basic understanding of climate issues and
where to find further support to help you manage your climate risks
and make better decisions for a changing future.
Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change Report - Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C Above
With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems,
limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in
hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society.
Committee on Climate Change - Reducing UK emissions: 2018 Progress
Report to Parliament
Overall, UK emissions are down 43% compared to the
1990 baseline while the economy has grown significantly over the
same period. However most of this is down to excellent progress in
reducing emissions from electricity generation, while reductions in
other sectors have stalled.
Change and the Cost of Living
Joseph Roundtree Foundation's report examines how climate change
could affect day to day living costs of UK households, with a
particular focus on low income households.
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Report
independent evidence report to Government has been
published by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee
on Climate Change. It sets out the most urgent risks and
opportunities arising for the UK from climate change to help inform
the next UK Climate Change Risk Assessment due in January 2017.
Identified risks include flooding and coastal change risks to
communities, businesses and infrastructure, risks to domestic and
international food production and trade and risks of new and
emerging pests and diseases.
The Evidence Report, consisting of eight individual
chapters, has been written by expert lead authors supported by
co-authors with particular specialties. A summary of key findings
and priorities for the next 5 years is also available.
State of the UK Climate 2016
The Met Office 3rd annual State of the UK Climate report shows
2016 was the 13th warmest year (records dating back to 1910). This
provides a summary of the UK weather and climate through the
calendar year 2016 and is the third annual 'State of the UK climate'
produced by the Met Office. It provides an accessible,
authoritative and up-to-date assessment of UK climate trends,
variations and extremes based on the latest available climate
quality observational datasets.
State of the Climate 2015 Report
This year's SoC has an emphasis on ecosystems; several
chapters have dedicated a sidebar to the complex relationship
between a changing climate and its impact on living systems. This
notion of connectedness-between climate, landscape, and life;
between our daily work and the expression of its meaning; between
planetary-scale drivers and humble living things; between the
abstraction and rigor of data and the reality and complexity of
their importance; and especially between one generation and the
next-inspires and informs much of the work within this volume.