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Forest of Dean District Council

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…. This is an opportunity to not just improve the quantity of carbon storage via tree planting, but also the quality of it though improving ecological networks, using native species. Furthermore, the district’s natural environment can play a key role in climate change adaptation, for example flood management strategies via https://www.fdean.gov.uk/ https://www.fdean.gov.uk…

… to the district:  Embedding climate change thinking in everyday decision-making processes in the same way that cost effectiveness and health and safety considerations are.  Increasing carbon literacy and behaviour change.  Risks of flooding, overheating, wildfires and to agriculture.  Conflicting ambitions of meeting renewable energy and building retrofit needs and preserving the natural…

… Council Page 12 of 68 www.fdean.gov.uk 18 January 2023 www.fdean.gov.uk Globally, the six hottest years on record have all occurred in the last six years. The UK is already experiencing the impacts of climate breakdown, for example more frequent and extreme weather events such as floods and heatwaves. Such impacts have been heavily felt in Forest of Dean and the wider Gloucestershire area…

…, which has suffered some of the worst flooding in the country in recent years. The floods in Lydney in February and December 2020 demonstrate the increased frequency and severity of heavy rainfall events and are cause for concern, as were the floods around Highnam and areas close to the Rivers Severn and Wye. Evidence of consensus The 2020 UK Climate Assembly was commissioned by six select…

…://www.fdean.gov.uk/ Forest of Dean District Council Page 14 of 68 www.fdean.gov.uk 18 January 2023 www.fdean.gov.uk rain. Situated between the River Wye and the River Severn, the district is at risk from fluvial flooding and the negative impacts this has on water supplies, farms, homes, businesses and habitats. There is also expected to be an increased threat of wildfires as the century…

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