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Reading Borough Council

Direct link to climate strategy (PDF)

… Overheating in housing Overheating in hospitals, care homes, schools and offices Damage to buildings from extreme weather events Increased water stress Changes required in design, construction and management of buildings Increased flood risk to built environment Disruption of power networks and supply Increased urban heat island effect Disruption to transport, energy and communications…

… strategic challenges facing the world today. It is notable that a global pandemic featured at the top of the UK’s national risk register prior to the COVID-19 crisis, yet, when the risk materialised, the country appeared to be poorly prepared in many key respects. Extreme weather events sit not far below a global pandemic on the same risk register. Perhaps the first lesson we can learn from COVID-19…


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