Adapt your business to climate change

Within this century average summer temperatures in the UK are expected to rise between 3 and 4°C. The UK faces hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters as a result of climate change. Heatwaves, torrential rain and floods are likely to become more common, summers will get drier and winters wetter.

As a business, you should identify parts of your operations that may be vulnerable to a changing climate and take action to mitigate the risks. Being prepared for future changes in the climate is an important part of business planning, whether that is building climate resilience into your business practices or making the most of business opportunities.

Weathering the Storm is a guide to support SMEs in the East of England to consider the business risks and opportunities that extreme weather and climate change present. The guide helps businesses understand how they can examine their process, their operations and their assets so as to uncover the nature and size of the risks they may face.

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