Flooding, heat waves and extreme weather are expected to become more common in future. We are already seeing more extreme weather: in 2012, the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest April and June on record. This was followed by very heavy rainfall in November.
Businesses went from experiencing restrictions on water use to dealing with widespread flooding. By preparing for climate risks and taking advantage of changing conditions you can ensure your business is resilient and competitive. You will be able to cope better with current climate variability as well as future changes. If you run a business you need to be ready: prepare now for the changes that a future climate could bring.
The Environment Agency and Climate Week wants to help businesses take action so that in future you can be better prepared. Here are some simple, practical actions that small and medium-sized businesses can take