Climate Change Adaptation

The Gas Distribution Network Operators (GDNs) were directed to report under the Climate Change Act 2008. Organisations were asked to report on:

  • An assessment of the current and predicted impacts of climate change in relation to the organisations’ functions.

  • A statement of the organisation’s proposals and policies for adapting to climate change.

Each company reported separately due to their geographical differences and submitted reports to Defra during the summer of 2011 highlighting the key risks to the gas distribution networks from the effects of climate changes and any mitigating action which will be taken.

Defra have published the early reports on their website and will add the remaining reports, including the gas distribution reports in due course.