International Dimensions of Climate Change
Climate change impacts from abroad could affect the UK more than climate change at home.
The Foresight project International Dimensions of Climate Change investigated how the UK is likely to be affected by global climate change over the next 30 years and beyond.
The report examines the risks to the UK in the following areas:
- Foreign policy and security
- Finance and business
- Resources and commodities
However, there are opportunities to build on UK strengths in:
- The UK’s role in global governance
- Capitalising on leadership in areas of professional specialism
- Trade and resources
- Values and behaviour
A detailed description of how these areas will be affected can be found in the Final Report, which is available on the Reports and Publications page.
The project involved over 100 experts and policymakers from across academia, government, think tanks and the private sector, and drew on nine underlying peer-reviewed reports which are also available.
The International Dimensions of Climate Change project was jointly funded by the Government Office for Science, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The project’s findings were published on 11 July 2011.