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North Devon Council

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… and of hotter, drier summers, along with an increase in the frequency and intensity of extremes. Under UKCP18, Storm Desmond, which occurred in winter 2015/16 and caused £1.3 billion in insurance costs, was deemed more than 40% more likely due to climate change. In order to reduce the chance of runaway global warming and limit the effects of climate breakdown, it is imperative that CO₂ (carbon…

… temperature trend – cooler years are blue, warmer years are red. Climate change is having a range of impacts and the term ‘global warming’ does not adequately express the effects. It is causing more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, melting ice, ocean acidification and rising sea levels. Our coastal communities and habitats are at particular risk from the acceleration in rising sea levels…

… are above 400 parts per million (ppm). This far exceeds the 350ppm deemed to be a safe level for humanity. The latest generation of national climate projections, the UKCP18 resource from the Met Office3, provides up to date and robust scientific evidence on projected climate changes. The general climate trend predicted by UKCP18 for the UK is an increased chance of warmer, wetter winters…

… will promote our beautiful environment and rich biodiversity, and North Devon as a beacon for sustainability, community action and green opportunities. • We will work with Central Government and Devon County Council to contribute at a local level in the delivery of national and regional climate change, biodiversity and sustainability programmes. 8 • We will work with our local…

… will require funding. Our response to the challenge While this plan sets out North Devon Council’s road map to carbon neutrality, we recognise that we need to integrate climate change and sustainability into the heart of our governance and processes. In order to achieve this we have implemented the following: Corporate Plan Our Corporate Plan was published in 2019 and has four priorities…

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