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Westminster City Council

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… will be felt both globally and locally. Rising global temperatures and sea levels will lead to more extreme local weather, including increased local flood risk and heatwaves, which will result in transport disruption, damage to buildings and infrastructure, higher food and fuel costs, and declining health – disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable . Local climate impacts In London, as a dense…

… city environment, we are more vulnerable to extreme heat, as well as surface water, river and tidal flood risk. These risks will increase with climate change. We need to develop a city that can cope with the challenges that climate change will bring – including more trees and vegetation to help provide shade and cool the local area and buildings that are designed to be cool in extreme heat…

…. Buildings need to be less reliant on air conditioning, particularly hospitals and care homes, and resilient to the risk of future floods. One of the main levers for improvements to buildings is through the London Plan, the Mayor of London’s Spatial Development Strategy that sets out how London’s built environment can develop sustainably. The benefits of climate action • Lower energy bills…

… as long as possible to reduce waste to a minimum. Climate resilience Climate resilience is preparing for hazardous events related to climate change. It involves assessing how climate change will create new risks such as flooding and making changes so that we can better cope with them. It focuses on those who will be most affected by the impact of climate change such those who may be unable…


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