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Derbyshire County Council

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… effectively. National policy on climate change The Climate Change Act 20087 provides a legally binding framework for ensuring that the UK Government meets its commitment to tackle climate change. The Climate Change Act sets the legal policy framework for climate change adaptation through the following: 1. Conduct a 5 yearly UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and National Action Plan (NAP…

…). The first CCRA was released in January 2012. 2. The Government has the power to ask all organisations with a statutory obligation, including Local Authorities, to report on how they have assessed the risk of climate change and what measures they have taken to address the risks. The Derbyshire Partnership Forum signed up to NI 188, as part of its 2008-2011 Local Area Agreement. In October 2010…

… all National Indicators were effectively ‘localised’ meaning that Local Authorities could govern their own progress on the agenda. Local Authorities working on NI 188 were encouraged to continue their work to embed adaptation into service delivery. Hence Derbyshire County Council along with other Authorities engaged in the Well Adapted East Midlands (WAEM) project which continues to use…

… 2008. It is an independent body with a statuary obligation to advise the government on adaptation, its objectives are: 1. To develop an indicator framework. 2. To input into the government’s economic analysis of adaptation and development of the NAP. 3. To review lessons for the next CCRA. How will climate change affect Derbyshire and the County Council? Prior to the development…

… County Council have produced Climate Change Risk Assessments. The risk assessment process, developed by Climate East Midlands as part of the 2009/11 Planning to Adapt Project involved each service identifying how climate change impacts will affect the County Council and service provision over the time slices 2020s, 2050s and 2080s. Climate Change Projections The Government funded UK…

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