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Worcestershire County Council

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… functions such as: Waste Management, Street Lighting, Property Management, Fleet, Procurement, Finance, IT, Communications, Learning and Development, Countryside Service and Flood Risk Management. The Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment and a member of the Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel also attend. A rolling action log will be kept detailing progress on short- and medium…

… supply shortages, natural capital, food production, and pest and disease. In terms of preparing the county for the impact of climate change, the council’s work includes the following: „ It is the lead Local Flood Authority with a duty to manage flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses across the county; „ It coordinates Worcestershire’s Local Nature Partnership…

… of this century. Climate change is already having significant effects on Worcestershire. There has been an increase in the severity, depth and regularity of flooding from surface water and rivers due to increasing intensity of rainfall. Although the trend is for drier summers, the intensity of storms is set to increase. Hotter summers will also lead to increased heat stress, particularly for vulnerable…

… Programme. The corresponding UK Climate Change Risk Assessment identifies six priority risk areas: flooding, high temperatures, water supply shortages, natural capital, food production, and pests and diseases. The ability of WCC to achieve net zero carbon emissions will be influenced by: „ Technological development for example, the complete decarbonisation of the UK’s grid electricity…

… are reduced, carbon emissions remain in the atmosphere for many years. Climate scientists predict that, even when emissions reduce to net zero, a certain amount of the observed warming of our climate will continue, with increasing incidence of extreme weather, such as severe flooding and heat waves and increased pressure on our natural resources, such as water and biodiversity. Climate change…

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