The Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (DCIoS) Climate Adaptation Strategy is now open for consultation.
It is intended to help communities across the Southwest to better understand the risks their area might face in future, as climate change increasingly affects the UK. It will also help them to adapt to these changes, by identifying the parties responsible for ensuring community safety.
Climate change will continue to impact Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Critical infrastructure, community assets like schools and hospitals, homes, the environment, businesses and public services are all sensitive to weather and climate. Taking a proactive approach to adapt to climate change will result in many benefits, creating a fairer, healthier, more resilient and prosperous society now and into the future.
The DCIoS Climate Impacts Group (CIG) commissioned this Strategy, led by consultants RSK Group (including subsidiaries ADAS and WRc). After the consultation is complete, they will consider any feedback before finalising the Strategy and working with organisations to put it into practice.
This is a crucial opportunity to comment on key climate issues on a local level and shape the region’s future in the face of the climate crisis. Give your feedback by going to www.climateresilient-dcios.org.uk and reading the Strategy, then filling out the questionnaire.
You can also attend a free webinar on Tuesday 16th May, 5-6pm, to hear a breakdown of the Strategy and ask questions: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/623699210127
The consultation will close on Friday 30th June.