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East Devon District Council

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… and productivity from high temperatures - warming UK temperatures, combined with demographic change, may lead to an increased risk of overheating. The number of heat-related deaths in the UK could more than double by the 2050s from a current baseline of around 2,000 per year. 3. Risk of shortages in the public water supply, and for agriculture, energy generation and industry - climate change…

… offsetting. Water Supply and Flooding East Devon District Council Climate Change Strategy 2020 - 2025 16 • Manage demand for and supply of water to reduce the expected impact of water shortages on consumers and on wildlife; • Reduce the carbon footprint of water supply and water heating; • Reduce the risk of damage due to flooding and coastal erosion. Transport • Develop…

… Locally aspiration that is still relevant today. The themes in the Action Plan where the Council can make meaningful climate change interventions include: (1) energy supply and consumption; (2) permitting and encouraging low carbon development; (3) improving the carbon footprint of existing buildings (public and private sector); (4) protecting and enhancing the natural environment; (5) water

supply and flood protection; (6) transport and travel; (7) purchasing and consumption; (8) community resilience; (9) education, communication and influencing behaviour. We need to be brave and bold if we are genuinely committed to reducing our carbon footprint, and ensuring residents and business adopt similar aspirations. This Climate Change Action Plan (shown in annex 3) is about social…


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