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ADEPT and Environment Agency launch adaptation pathways resources

Adaptation pathways video - Environment Agency

A new video has been launched designed to help local authorities manage the risks associated with climate change.

Together with the Environment Agency we have developed the introductory ten minute video, which aims to assist local authorities in understanding and implementing the adaptation pathways approach to manage flood and coastal risk and create resilient, thriving places.

The video includes animation to simply explain what an adaptation pathway approach is. It explores how the approach can benefit local authorities, supporting placemaking and adaptive planning for all sources of flood risk.

The adaptation pathway approach allows decision makers to take action under climate uncertainty, identifying what actions can be taken now, and in the future, to plan and adapt to climate hazards.

A webinar is also being planned, aimed at place directors and flood risk managers. ‘What is the adaptation pathway approach?’ will explore how adaptation pathways can benefit local authorities, through placemaking and adaptive planning for multiple sources of flood risk. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to attend.

The resources are part of the Environment Agency’s £8m Adaptation Pathways Programme, which is developing long-term plans to adapt and invest in flooding and coastal change in four strategic locations.

You can watch the video here:

To find out more about the adaptation approach, please visit: Adaptation Pathway Programme | Engage Environment Agency (

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