This POSTnote will consider the current plans for building new nuclear plant in the UK and the potential of delivering the Government's ambitions in this sector.
In the 2021 CCRA, the Climate Change Committee highlighted ‘risks to viability and diversity of terrestrial and freshwater habitats and species from multiple hazards’ as one of eight top priority areas for adaptation action in the next two years. The current degraded state of many habitats and ecosystems exacerbates their vulnerability to climate change risks and extreme weather events. Evidence is also emerging that existing conservation measures for some species may no longer be effective as habitats change with climate. Such variance will require flexibility in approaches to conservation and protected areas as species shift ranges and habitats alter, as well as contingency and forward planning for extreme events. The POSTnote will summarise the evidence base for increasing the resilience of habitats to climate impacts, key uncertainties and outline the current approaches to implementing measures in the different nations of the UK.
Work on this briefing will commence in May 2022.
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This POSTnote will consider the sustainability of biomass crop feedstocks grown in the UK, and the land use and other challenges that may arise.
This POSTnote will assess the various types of long duration energy storage currently being developed and their potential to contribute to the UK’s net zero goal.