B3. Climate change adaptation


Indicator Description

This is a difficult concept to be able to measure, and it has not yet been possible to develop an indicator.




No change from previous publication.

Following the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, the UK biodiversity indicators reviewed, and a programme of work was put in place to develop and refine the indicator set for future reporting to the CBD.  In the review, a small number of gaps were identified where there were no current indicators for particular CBD goals and targets.  One such gap related to indicators for reporting on climate change adaptation..

Progress to date

Climate change indicators potentially need to cover a breadth of issues.  Previous work highlighted possibilities to develop measures relating to water stress in protected areas, and gains and losses in coastal habitats, but a number of technical issues have meant that it is not possible to collate and present UK-wide data as previously expected.


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Last updated: December 2015

Latest data: N/A