Coastal flooding due to sea level risk and storm surge will increasingly put lives and property at risk. Health, water quality, energy, infrastructure, and coastal ecosystems are all affected. More
Heat waves will become more frequent and intense, increasing heat-related illness and death and posing new challenges to the energy system, air quality, and agriculture. More
Heavy downpours are increasing and are projected to increase further. These can lead to flooding and related impacts on water quality, infrastructure, and agriculture. More
Extreme weather can have a big impact in a short time. Climate models predict significant changes in the frequency and intensity of some extreme weather events over the coming decades. More
We can best address climate change, in the form of mitigation or adaptation, through careful, long-term planning and by considering lessons learned from the past. Solutions might be very broad or specific to a particular sector. Learn more about sector- specific solutions.