We have undertaken a comprehensive assessment of our services’ resilience to extreme weather as a starting point to understanding potential vulnerabilities to climate change.
The Weather Impacts Assessment (WIA) aims to raise awareness of the importance of planned adaptation to the effects of a changing climate. It highlights areas of preparedness and areas of vulnerability to extreme weather over the past 10 years by describing how weather has affected the council’s services and how they responded.
Services are encouraged to undertake risk assessments to identify how climate change will affect their operations and then put in place appropriate responses as part of the authority’s risk management procedures.
Service risk assessments undertaken recently are available at these links: