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UK accelerates London flood defence plan to counter rising climate risk


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Britain is accelerating plans to protect London from flooding caused by a warming climate and rising sea levels, bringing forward its scheme of work to protect the city centre by 15 years.
The government said in a statement on Wednesday it was speeding up an existing climate adaptation programme, bringing forward a target to raise defences in the city to 2050, rather than by 2065 as originally set out in a 2012 document.
The government statement said the change was based on improved climate change models which showed the "heightened risk of flooding from a warming climate and rising sea levels.

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  • mercy nduta

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    Without a step change in support, adaptation actions could be outstripped by accelerating climate risks.

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    • Daniel Waweru

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      Hoping the defense plan will last and be permanent

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    • Tabitha Kimani

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      Adaptation measures are ok but accelerated climate restoration actions are more reliable and visionary.

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