Glossary

Ability to prepare

Primarily the social factors that enable individuals or communities to prepare for heat waves or floods. With respect to floods this includes factors such as income, insurance and local knowledge.

 

Lindley, S., O’Neill, J., Kandeh, J., Lawson, N., Christian, R. & O’Neill M. (2011) “Climate change, justice and vulnerability”, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report, York

 

Which places are disadvantaged?

Ability to recover

Primarily the social factors that enable individuals and communities to immediately respond to heat waves and flood events, such as income, insurance, personal mobility, fear of crime, community networks and local knowledge.

 

Lindley, S., O’Neill, J., Kandeh, J., Lawson, N., Christian, R. & O’Neill M. (2011) “Climate change, justice and vulnerability”, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report, York

 

Which places are disadvantaged?

Ability to respond

Primarily the social factors that enable individuals and communities to immediately respond to heat waves and flood events, such as income, insurance, personal mobility, fear of crime, community networks and local knowledge.

 

Lindley, S., O’Neill, J., Kandeh, J., Lawson, N., Christian, R. & O’Neill M. (2011) “Climate change, justice and vulnerability”, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report, York

 

Which places are disadvantaged?

Adaptation (to climate change)

Actions to reduce the vulnerability of a system to the negative impacts of anticipated human-induced climate change.

 

UKCIP website, 2014

Adaptation Sub-Committee

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is a sub-committee of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), established under the UK’s Climate Change Act 2008.  The ASC provides expert advice and scrutiny through the CCC, ensuring that the Government’s programme for adaptation enables the UK to prepare effectively for the impacts of climate change.

 

From Ecocities

 

More about the Committee on Climate Change

Adaptive capacity

Adaptive capacity is the ability or potential of a system to respond successfully to climate variability and change, and includes adjustments in both behaviour and in resources and technologies.

 

IPCC 2007

Aggregate fuel poverty gap

(See also fuel poverty gap). The sum of the fuel poverty gap of all fuel poor households, or when talking about a specific subset of fuel poor households (e.g. those living in private rented accommodation), the sum of the fuel poverty gap for all households in that subset.

Allowable Solutions

This is part of the Government's Zero Carbon Homes policy. Allowable solutions allow off-site projects or measures that reduce carbon emissions, which house builders may support to achieve the zero carbon homes standard when building new homes rather than delivering all carbon reduction savings required on site. This could be done by the developer paying into a fund managed by a local authority, for example, which the local authority could then use for energy efficiency projects. See Next steps to Zero Carbon Homes Allowable Solutions consultation