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Earlier this year, the former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, claimed the death toll from the climate crisis will be much greater than the Covid-19 pandemic. He is not alone in sounding the alarm. In July, Glasgow Caledonian University’s Centre for Climate Justice published a report declaring climate change to be deadlier than the pandemic. It recommended that governments keep the public informed with real-time data about the impact of climate change, as they have done for the pandemic. Recent briefings from the IPCC call on governments to progress adaptation measures to cope with inevitable change as well as mitigation of further change. The built environment has an important, and increasingly urgent, role to play in both strategies.