Research by the Environment Agency suggests that extreme weather could have cost the UK economy £600m in 2012 alone.

50% of managers have reported to the Chartered Management Institute that severe weather caused disruption to their organisation last year. Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses have also reported that they suffered supply chain problems because of the extreme conditions. In addition, many businesses are failing to recognise the emerging market opportunities, both for existing and new forms of goods and services.

CAG Consultants is working with businesses, communities and public bodies to understand the risks they face and help them to build resilience.

What we offer:

  • Climate risk/opportunity assessments. We have developed a cost effective, practical methodology that allows us to carry out robust area-based assessments of climate risks and opportunities.
  • Assessments can be carried out for local authorities, Local Economic Partnerships or multi-site businesses.
  • Resilience support. We are working with businesses and public bodies to develop appropriate responses to the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.
  • Policy advice

Examples of our recent work:

  • Evaluation of the arrangements for managing local flood risk in England, for Defra, with Royal HaskoningDHV and Databuild (2014-16)
  • Climate Ready local councils: the business case for managing the impacts of severe weather and a changing climate, for the Environment Agency, with Infrangilis (2015)
  • Assessment of climate-related risks and opportunities to strategic growth sites in north west England, for ESTA and the Environment Agency, with Quantum ST (2013-2014)
  • Development workshops for the new National Flood Risk Assessment, for the Environment Agency (2014)
  • Facilitation of the West Thames 2014 Flood Response De-brief sessions, for the Environment Agency (2014)
  • Facilitating local engagement in climate change adaptation, for Kent County Council (2013-2014)
  • Climate Local initiative, for the LGA (2012)
  • Practical Guide – how to engage your community on coastal change issues, for the Environment Agency (2013-14)
  • Winning solutions for adapting to severe weather, for the Local Government Association (2011)
  • Business Savings in a Changing Climate, for Invest Sefton (2010)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Liverpool, for Liverpool City Council (2008-2010)

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Cheshire & Warrington

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Working with Quantum ST and on behalf of the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), this project aimed to ensure that key strategic employment sites and business sectors in Cheshire & Warrington are resilient to the potential impacts of climate change. Read more →