Department for Culture Media and Sport

climate change

The UK Climate Change Projections 2009 show that we can expect hotter summers, wetter winters and more extreme weather in the future.

Climate Change has the potential to impact on all areas of DCMS business including:

  • damage to our historical and cultural assets
  • difficulties in maintaining public parks and sports pitches
  • flooding of tourist destinations and leisure facilities

However, a changing climate could also provide opportunities, with a greater call for outside events and sports in summer, an increase in tourism, and investment in sustainable architecture.

We, and our sectors, also have a role in mitigating future damage by reducing carbon emissions and contributing to the overall UK and global drive to create a more sustainable future.

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