Urgent call for UK Government to develop a heat resilience strategy

February 01, 2024

They highlighted what they saw as a blind spot in Government policy regarding resilience to, and cooling from, the increasing levels of heat being experienced in the UK. In particular, the report highlights the critical need for a holistic UK heat resilience strategy for coordinating the response to rising temperatures, which are predicted to cause more frequent and severe heatwaves. Humidity is an important factor in how the body experiences heat, yet this does not currently feature prominently in weather-related communications. Doctor Nicole Miranda said: ‘For me, one of the biggest outcomes from this work was the overwhelming evidence base to reinforce the urgent need for a focused, UK-wide strategy for heat resilience. The report ‘Heat resilience and sustainable cooling’ can be found on the Environmental Audit Committee website.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford