Last edited 01 Mar 2021

National Adaptation Programme

The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) was established by government, industry and non-government organisations to help the UK adapt successfully to future weather conditions, by dealing with the risks and making the most of the opportunities. It sets out key actions in five-yearly cycles as laid down by the requirements of the Climate Change Act 2008.

The first National Adaptation Programme covered the period 2013 to 2018, and was withdrawn on 20 July 2018.

The second National Adaptation Programme covers the period 2018 to 2023 and can be seen at:

It sets out the government’s response to the second Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), showing the actions that are, and will be, taken to address the risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate.

It covers:

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