Belinda Liversedge explores what businesses need to do to protect their workers and organisations from the impacts of climate change.

The biggest robot in the world doesn’t have two legs and arms but is in fact a massive storm barrier in the Netherlands. Constructed as a response to the 1953 North Sea floods, it acts as a protector of homes, businesses and people, without anybody being aware.

This is a form of adaptation. As Ludovic Voet, confederal secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), explains: “Climate change is already affecting us… we need to have adaptation strategies and this means we need to anticipate the effects of climate change and take action to prevent and minimise the damage they can cause”.

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