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Next steps for Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Climate Adaptation Strategy as consultation closes

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The consultation for the draft Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (DCIoS) Climate Adaptation Strategy is now closed.

The Strategy 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). Now that the consultation is complete, they will consider any feedback before finalising the Strategy and working with organisations to put it into practice. The Strategy is expected to launch in late 2023/early 2024.

You can still read the draft Strategy at the link below.

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