Built Environment

Climate change is expected to impact on the physical built environment. Warmer summers will increase the urban heat island effect and with the potential to cause drought, while wetter winters will increase flooding events.

The areas of interest for climate change in the built environment include, housing, retrofit of buildings, community wellbeing, and cultural heritage.


Sector Briefings on Climate Risk (UK)

Housing: UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

Cultural Heritage: UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

High Temperatures: UK Climate Change Risk Assessment


National Summary of Climate Risk (NI)

National Summary: Climate Change Risk Assessment for Northern Ireland


Climate Change Risk Assessment (NI)

Climate NI Overview Presentation:


NB: This section will be developed further in due course. Please email info@climatenorthernireland.org.uk if you have any queries, and thank you for your patience.