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Sunderland City Council

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events may affect the city independently of climate change, but climate change is increasing their likelihood. The growing severity and frequency of extreme weather events is being fuelled by climate change from the emissions already released to the atmosphere. In Sunderland, through climate change, we can expect: • an increase in extent, depth and frequency of flooding within the city…

… significant carbon savings to take place by purchasing goods with lower carbon footprints and altering our whole approach to consumption. Climate Resilience and Adaptation Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events. Local residents and businesses will increasingly be at risk from flooding, and those identified to be living in the most vulnerable parts of the city…

…. At a global level, this is in part why different emissions reduction targets are set between developed and developing nations, through climate change negotiations. At a local level, we need to ensure that our actions achieve ‘climate justice’ and enable benefits to be achieved and felt by all the city’s residents. The local effects of a changing climate are already apparent. Extreme weather

… for heating, but will also impact on our most vulnerable residents; • disruption to transport and power networks through weather events, and increased repair costs to fix damaged infrastructure; Feedback loops: Increasing temperatures result in an increase in melting ice and permafrost, and an increasing number of global fires, all of which contribute to further greenhouse gas releases…

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