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This report provides a summary of the UK weather and climate through the calendar year 2018, alongside the historical context for a number of essential climate variables. This is the fifth in a series of annual “State of the UK climate” publications and an update to the 2017 report.

In the context of agriculture both crop modelling as well as statistical modelling approaches are used to assess climate change impacts. Studies comparing both approaches across developed as well as developing country context find little or no difference in their estimates.

This paper finds evidence that the displacement of population by flooding is associated with a higher risk of social disorder in large cities in developing countries. Floods regularly displace large numbers of people in developing countries, leading to increased population movement from rural areas to the largest cities.

This report sets out the Adaptation Committee’s latest assessment of progress in preparing for climate change in England, and provides a first evaluation of the Government’s second National Adaptation Programme.

UNEP FI partnered with Climate Finance Advisors to deliver this report to the Global Commission on Adaptation. The report identifies the main barriers in the financial system to accelerated investment in adaptation-related programmes and projects and proposes six sets of recommendations to unlock the financing of adaptation programmes.

Technology transfer is one of the most contentious issues in international negotiations on climate change.

This UCS analysis provides a detailed view of how extreme heat events caused by dangerous combinations of temperature and humidity are likely to become more frequent and widespread in the United States over this century. It also describes the implications for everyday life in different regions of the country.

This UCS analysis provides a detailed view of how extreme heat events caused by dangerous combinations of temperature and humidity are likely to become more frequent and widespread in the United States over this century. It also describes the implications for everyday life in different regions of the country.

This practical guide is designed with, and for, people working in city government to understand, reduce the risk of, and respond to, heatwaves in their cities.

Renewable energy is a key solution and the most practical action tool to address climate change. With rapid uptake of renewables, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would be about 70% lower than today, analysis by International Renewable Energy (IRENA) shows.

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