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Enhancing impact

Enhancing the impact of research beyond that achievable by individual projects is our primary aim. Potential beneficiaries include policymakers and practitioners in central and local government, industry, academia and business.

We have coordinated submissions to government consultations as a way to apply findings and insights from ARCC projects to the policy and practice communities.

Response to the NIC discussion paper on environment and climate change

July 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission recently published a discussion paper, The Impact of the Environment and Climate Change on Future Infrastructure Supply and Demand, as part of a series looking at the drivers of future infrastructure supply and demand in the UK. The conclusions will aid the Commission in putting together plausible scenarios out to 2050 for use in the National Infrastructure Assessment.

In its response, the ARCC network seeks to enhance the robustness of the paper in areas such as interdependencies, the implications of international action and the value of adaptive management approaches.

Response to Dowling Review Call for Evidence

March 2015

The Royal Academy of Engineering was asked to examine how government could support more effective partnerships between businesses and university researchers in the UK. Our response draws on our experience of supporting research collaborations and knowledge exchange.

Response to the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme – Consultation

September 2013

We responded to this consultation focusing on the policies and proposals addressing risks within the buildings and infrastructure theme.

Response to the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Health and Care System 2014–2020 Consultation

May 2013

We prepared a response to the Sustainable Development Unit’s consultation on a new Sustainable Development Strategy for the whole of the public health and social care system.

Review of planning and policy guidance

March 2013

The government asked for comments on its proposed changes to planning guidance – UKCIP responded, with particular comments on the adaptation sections.