The UK Government has appointed Professor Nathalie Seddon to the role of natural environment and agriculture lead on the Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
Alongside Dr Ben Caldecott & Dr Swenja Surminski, Nathalie will provide independent, expert advice on preparing for and adapting to climate change to UK and devolved governments and parliaments.
"I am looking forward to working alongside brilliant colleagues to ensure that the best evidence informs and enables a just transition from where we are now (living in an increasingly climate-vulnerable country with badly degraded natural habitats), to where we need to be (living as part of resilient, biodiverse and flourishing landscapes). The UK has an opportunity and an obligation to make this transition, not only for our own benefit but to inspire other nations to do the same"
Professor Nathalie Seddon
"Their expertise will be invaluable as the committee continues to provide crucial advice to the UK Government and devolved administrations on how we can ensure that we are prepared for the impacts of climate change"
Climate Adaptation Minister, Jo Churchill
"The growing recognition of the importance of adapting to climate change, and of the CCC’s work, was reflected in an impressive field of candidates for these roles. Ben, Nathalie and Swenja will help us build on the analysis underpinning the third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, especially in the key areas of financing adaptation, the natural environment and business risk and preparedness. Their expertise will be invaluable as the UK seeks to shift the dial on improving its resilience to climate change"
Chair of the Adaptation Committee, Baroness Brown of Cambridge
Read the full UK Government release here, and find out more about the CCC here.