What are British Cities Doing to Cope with and Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change?

English: The City of London skyline as viewed ...

English: The City of London skyline as viewed toward the north-west from the top floor viewing platform of London City Hall on the southern side of the Thames. In the foreground: Dixie Queen and Millennium Time at Tower Millennium Pier. This is a 5 segment panoramic image taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Assessment of the climate preparedness of 30 urban areas in the UK(Abstract, Oliver Heidrich, Richard J. Dawson, Diana Reckien, Claire L. Walsh, Climae Change, July 2013)

Also quoted here: Planning by Postcode: How Prepared Are Cities for Climate Change?(Science News, Aug. 12, 2013)

Today we review a research report on the state of climate change planning by 30 cities in the UK. Results indicated more progress than in many American or Canadian cities with a consensus on the threat and almost all had a strategy to deal with it and had set targets to reduce carbon emissions. Where there were differences lay in the definition of specific targets and time frames. The country’s capital, London, to little surprise from those who follow urban planning for climate change, had the most advanced plans with progress on the use of renewable energy and waste management.

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