The Government must do more to help local areas adapt to climate change, councils in England have warned.
A survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) of more than 300 councils in England found 93% identified lack of funding as a barrier.
Most councils identified the risk to people’s health from heatwaves as their greatest climate concern.
Environment spokesperson for the LGA, Linda Taylor, said: 'The impacts of climate change are going to intensify into the future and councils are warning people and places will be left increasingly vulnerable without further preparation.
'Councils need support to prepare their communities for impacts of climate change now.
'Councils need the funding and resources to adequately reduce the risks to lives and livelihoods.'