New climate adaptation strategy
The Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (DCIoS) Climate Adaptation Strategy has been published and will help to ensure that the region can make the changes needed to cope with the worst effects of climate change.
It's been developed by a partnership of organisations, including local authorities, chaired by the Environment Agency.
Its publication comes after a consultation earlier this year in which 76 per cent of respondents expressed concern about climate change and 69 per cent said they have felt the effects of climate change already.
To respond effectively to the climate crises, it is vital that strategies are put in place not only to deal with the causes of climate change, but also that help us adjust to the negative impacts and opportunities of climate change. The Adaptation Strategy sets out risks to the region from climate impacts, the conditions for everyone to act on adapting to climate change together, and priority actions for regional collaboration over the next five years. It describes actions that can be taken by local government and public institutions; as well as actions for organisations, community groups and us all as individuals.
Over the coming months members of the Devon Climate Emergency partnership will consider endorsing the Strategy.
SOURCE: Devon County Council. You can read more about the Strategy in the news story on the DCC website.