Heatwaves: adapting to climate change


Terms of reference


1 The developing threat of heatwaves

What is a heatwave?

A hidden risk: the increasing frequency of heatwaves

Impact of heatwaves on human health

Heatwave Plan for England

Heat-health watch alert system

2 Responsibility for heatwave preparation

Departmental responsibility for adaptation

Role of Local Authorities

Climate Local and Climate Ready

3 Protecting health and wellbeing

Healthcare system preparation

Overheating in hospitals, care and nursing homes

Overheating buildings

Risks to health

Building regulations

Overheating cities

Reducing urban temperatures

Water Supply

4 Productivity during heatwaves


Public Transport


Economic productivity

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 26 July 2018