What climate change means for Hampshire
The impacts of climate change are already being experienced in Hampshire – flooding, heatwaves, extreme weather. As well as taking action to reduce emissions, we are also adapting to the impacts of climate change so our communities, infrastructure and environment can be better prepared.
Climate change does not just cause physical or financial damage, it can also have much deeper, longer-term effects on health and wellbeing. For these reasons the County Council is not only focused on reducing emissions but also on building resilience.
Climate change adaptation decision tool
To embed climate change considerations across all key decisions and ensure that departments within Hampshire County Council are considering how they can increase resilience to climate change, all Decision Reports now must include a climate change impact assessment.
The climate adaptation decision tool allows staff to assess the vulnerability of their projects to climate change impacts, such as heatwaves and flooding.
The purpose of the tool is to help staff understand what the potential climate impacts on their projects could be and help them consider what can be done to adapt their to help build resilience both now and in the future. Project leads have been highly motivated to use the tools, seeing them as adding value to their projects.Read the blog written for the South East Climate Alliance to find out more.
Find out how the tools have improved outcomes
How will this impact me?
Find out what climate change impacts look like near you, your flood risk and explore what you can do to build resilience to climate change at home.