The economic implications of climate change North East study was commissioned in March 2009 by ClimateNE and builds on intelligence derived from other research and tools at a national and North East England scale.
The primary objective is to provide a robust and comprehensive evidence base on the implications of climate change for the North East England economy.
The study provides sound underpinning evidence to allow the development of coherent and robust measures and policy to address risks and exploit the opportunities presented by climate change and the move to a low carbon economy. It is not intended to describe or recommend individual measures or policy.
The summary report for the study, which brings together and contextualises the data, and underlying documents are all available to download below.
However it is important to note that the reports should not be read in isolation, as they form an integrated suite providing detailed analysis. Please note that reference to the underlying documents and supporting information contained within them will be necessary to establish the baseline data utilised, the detailed analysis of that data, and understand the assumptions made.
The evidence contained within the suite of reports provides the North East of England with unprecedented intelligence of how our economy may perform - both in terms of the challenges it faces and the opportunities presented - from the physical impacts of a changing climate and existing and emerging greenhouse gas emissions regulation.
Due to the reach of the work undertaken, identification of impacts and opportunities is limited to those defined as ‘economically significant' for the North East of England. Considerable scope is available for interventions beyond these areas to offset identified risks and exploit a myriad opportunities as we move toward a resilient and low carbon economy.
Download the (PDF) documents below:
- Summary report
- Assets and attitudes, barriers and challenges
- The economic characteristics of the North East
- Economic evaluation of climate change impacts
- The impact of climate change mitigation action on the North East
- Literature review by sector
- Climate change legislation review
- Review of available resources and tools
- Long list tools review
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