Carried out for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by Ipsos MORI, the survey showed many firms are not ready to tackle the problem.
Less than a quarter (23 per cent) of the organisations questioned revealed they had started taking action in regards to the risks and opportunities related to climate change.
However, three-quarters said they were concerned about the subject and 31 per cent had already been affected by it.
Environment secretary Caroline Spelman commented: "By planning for the adaption we need now, we can ensure that the UK is best placed to meet the challenges of climate change."
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