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East Devon District Council

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… and communities will have to adapt for a 1.5-degree warmer world. 8. Local organisations and communities cannot do this alone as national government plays a key role in many of the policy areas that are vital to reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. We call on government to prioritise decarbonisation and adaptation within decision making and work with us by using its powers to provide…

… assessment (CCRA) to be undertaken every five years; • A national adaptation programme (NAP) to be put in place and reviewed every five years, setting out the Government’s objectives, proposals and policies responding to the risks in the CCRA; • The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change advise on the preparation of the UK CCRA and report to Parliament on Government’s

… and diseases. Local Government has been identified in the National Adaptation Plan as having a central role to play in “leading and supporting local places to become more resilient to a range of future risks and to be prepared for the opportunities from a changing climate”. In particular to: • Build resilience into decisions on buildings, roads, businesses, parks and other public spaces…

… into corporate risk registers; • Support retrofitting, green-building and the design and management of green spaces; • Encourage local businesses to be climate ready to ensure they are resilient and competitive. East Devon District Council Climate Change Strategy 2020 - 2025 9 Central government departments develop policy to reduce GHG emissions for the sectors they have…

… on track to outperform the second (2013-17) and third (2018-22) carbon budgets, but is not on track to meet the fourth, which covers the period 2023-27. In the 2017 Clean Growth Strategy the government introduced a voluntary target for the wider public and higher education sectors in England called the Emissions Reduction Pledge 2020. This target would aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…


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