Preliminary report on climate risk in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region, 2020-2099

Commissioned by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate, this report provides a high-level risk assessment of changes the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region may experience due to climate change between 2020 and 2099. It examines the interplay between two factors, future overheating and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns, and provides a preliminary overview of some of the major risks associated with these changes. Insight into the changing regional climate is provided through the UK Climate Projection 2018 (UKCP18) data and associated products and research. The region faces at least 42 local risks and opportunities of the 53 national risks referenced in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017.Of these, the most severe risks faced by the region before 2099 will relate to more extreme summer temperatures and changes in the character of seasonal and annual precipitation. These changes will impact people, the built environment, biodiversity, and the economy.


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Authors: Aines, E.D., Simpson, C. ORCIDORCID record for C. Simpson, Munro-Faurea, A., Shuckburgh, E.

On this site: Charles Simpson
13 July, 2021
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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