The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the second part of its latest report on climate change. The “Working Group 2, Fifth Assessment Report” covers the likely impacts of climate change and our capacity to adapt to future climate risks. The report is the work of over 310 scientific experts drawn from universities and research institutes in 73 different countries around the world.
Although the IPCC didn’t focus on individual countries, the ‘impacts, vulnerability and adaptation’ report identifies three key risks from climate change for Europe:
The UK will also be impacted by global issues such as rising food prices. High levels of adaptation can significantly reduce but not remove these risks.