Infrastructure: Environment Protection

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 6th June 2018.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the risk posed by climate change to highly interconnected nationally significant infrastructure.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Lead Government Departments keep the risk to the critical national infrastructure in their sector(s) under continual review, and report to the Cabinet Office on their plans to manage these risks through annual Sector Security and Resilience Plans. Climate change is a driver for a number of the risks considered by Lead Government Departments. More detail on these risks can be found in the 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment and the 2017 National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies.

The 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment is publicly available at: https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/preparing-for-climate-change/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/. The 2017 National Risk Register for Civil Emergencies is published on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-risk-register-of-civil-emergencies-2017-edition. A summary of the 2017 Sector Security and Resilience Plans is published on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sector-security-and-resilience-plans-2017-summary

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