Independent Assessment of the Third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3)

Type: Briefing Note


This briefing provides the Climate Change Committee’s initial assessment of theThird National Adaptation Programme (NAP3), the government’s programme toensure the country is resilient to the impacts of climate change, which was published in July 2023. At the time of this briefing’s publication, global average temperatures, averaged over the past 12 months, had exceeded 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This is a stark reminder that we are already living with climate change, and that urgent action is needed from government to adapt to the changing climate.

This briefing also summarises the Committee’s view on priorities for strengthening NAP3 in the years ahead. Our first full progress report on the UK’s preparation for climate change under NAP3 will be in 2025 and will include a comprehensive assessment of progress under the programme.

Publisher(s): Climate Change Committee, UK

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Our purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

 Publication Date:  13 March 2024

Pages: 17

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  • Adaptation