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West of England Combined Authority

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… will be constrained. Simply reducing our emissions will not be enough. We need to adapt to the impacts of climate change that are happening today such as flood and extreme weather events. The scope of this action plan will also consider how we adapt to the impact of climate change, recognising the importance our environment, green spaces and natural habitat has on protecting us from the impact of climate…

… and can help towards reducing our emissions. • The UK Climate Change Risk Assessment identifies the need to plan strategically for delivering Green Infrastructure, a key opportunity to lessen many of the risks from climate change including biodiversity decline and extreme weather events. • 6% of the region is semi-natural broadleaved woodland, including ecologically important ancient woodland…

… are protecting us against the impact of climate change [e.g. flooding] • An increase in green infrastructure and biodiversity There are also co-benefits of acting in this area including: Protecting against the impact of climate change and extreme weather events could help to safeguard businesses and their income. Prudential Regulation Authority stated in 2018 ‘global insured losses from natural disaster…


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