09 May '11, 9am

Spelman calls for urgent action to deliver climate resilient infrastructure

Environment Minister Caroline Spelman will this morning call on businesses and developers to step up efforts to ensure that the UK's infrastructure is resilient to anticipated climate change, such as the increased incidence of floods, droughts and heat waves. Speaking at the launch of a major new government report entitled Climate Resilient Infrastructure, Spelman will warn that urgent action is required to guarantee that new infrastructure investments deliver projects that can cope with changing climatic patterns. "£200bn is expected to be invested in the UK's infrastructure over the next five years. But if the facilities which support our society cannot cope with floods, droughts or freezing winters, that money will have been wasted," she will say. Spelman will also argue that there is a strong economic and commercial case for investing in climate resilient infrastructur...

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