Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
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The evidence that our climate is changing is clear, and adaptation is the process of:
Detailed risk assessments have been carried out, and both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish Government have developed Climate Change Adaptation Programmes. Areas where action may be required include the fabric of buildings, flood risk, transport, crops and forestry, and heating or cooling in your buildings.
Key steps for a business involve:
You can get information and practical help, and view case studies and good practice at:
Northern Ireland: Climate Northern Ireland
Scotland: Adaptation Scotland
Defra has published Climate Change Risk Assessments for Northern Ireland and Scotland:
You can also access Risk Assessments for a range of business sectors.
At the EU level:
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
The NetRegs team at SEPA, in partnership with The Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and a number of industry bodies have produced 9 new GPPs to replace out of date PPGs. More are coming! Check the available topics
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