Delivering on Climate Change Action and Heritage

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming and avoid the worst impacts. We must also adapt to the current and future impacts as the climate continues to change over the coming decades. The historic environment has a significant role to play. On this page you can find out more about our climate change response, advice and guidance for owners and professionals, and our research.


Advice and guidance

Our Your Home pages provide practical advice to homeowners and occupiers on maintaining, repairing and improving historic buildings to increase energy efficiency and resilience to flooding.

Heritage organisations or businesses using historic buildings can find out how to move towards net zero carbon emissions.

Our Technical Guidance, including our Technical Tuesday webinars, provides advice on looking after historic buildings and sites, including climate change adaptation, retrofit and energy efficiency advice.

Our Planning advice helps professionals and owners of historic buildings to understand how change is managed through the planning system, including the delivery of climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Our research helps us to build and develop a strong evidence base to better understand the risks and impacts of climate change, to develop the appropriate responses to ensure heritage is protected for future generations, to demonstrate the positive role heritage can play in addressing the climate crisis, and the skills and resources needed.