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5th February 2021

This Report Comes With A Health Warning

Climate change doesn’t just threaten the places we love. It threatens our health too

The health of more than 12 million people in the UK – equivalent to the populations of Greater London and Greater Manchester combined – are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – through heatwaves and major flood events. 

A report produced in collaboration with the Climate Coalition and the Priestley International Centre for Climate, shows that approximately 1.8 million people in the UK are living in areas at significant risk of flooding – a number which could increase to 2.6 million in as little as 17 years. Just under 12 million people in the UK are also dangerously vulnerable to future summer heatwaves, particularly the elderly or people with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.