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Climate Change

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 912194, tabled on 25 July 2019

What steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households.

Answered on

25 July 2019

The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.

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