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Forest of Dean District Council

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… (and the District) carbon neutral by 2030. The strategy sets out how we can secure a low carbon future for our District, and the urgent steps we will take to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Most of us will have seen footage of recent extreme weather events affecting the planet, with many of these events made worse by climate change. Our district is not immune to the impacts of climate change…

… of damage to ecosystems (species loss, extinction and ecosystems services vital to humans), and extreme weather events (heat extremes, heavy precipitation, droughts). The report also showed that risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply and economic growth are projected to increase with global heating of 1.5°C and increase further with 2°C. Figure 1: Paris Agreement likely…

… Council Page 12 of 68 18 January 2023 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…

… progresses. Such potential climate impacts also increase public health risks relating to excessive heat, air quality, food and medication supply chain distribution, contaminated water and mortality resulting from extreme weather events. Although the district benefits from picturesque landscapes and conservation areas, protected landscapes can add complications to climate emergency issues…


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