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Health and wellbeing in a changing climate. Jemma Knowles Climate SouthWest Project Officer Jim Hodgson Climate Change Advisor, Climate Ready Support Service. Overview. Jemma Changing climate: impacts on a local level Local support available Jim The Climate Ready support service

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Health and wellbeing in a changing climate

Jemma Knowles Climate SouthWest Project Officer

Jim Hodgson Climate Change Advisor, Climate Ready Support Service


Overview

Jemma

  • Changing climate: impacts on a local level

  • Local support available

    Jim

  • The Climate Ready support service

  • New toolkit for health and wellbeing boards


What we have seen so far

2014: flooding and...?

2013: heat wave

flooding

storm

2000: flooding

2013: heat wave

flooding

storm

2000: flooding

2001: flooding

2001: flooding

2012: drought

flooding

2012: drought

flooding

2003: heat wave

2010: flooding

snow & ice

2010: flooding

snow & ice

2005: flooding

2005: flooding

2006: drought

heat wave

2006: drought

heat wave

2009: flooding

snow & ice

2009: flooding

snow & ice

2008: flooding

snow & ice

2008: flooding

snow & ice

2007: flooding

2007: flooding

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


What we can expect by 2050s

Overall increase in temperature 2.7°C

Increased winter precipitation 17%

Decreased summer precipitation 20%

Rising sea levels 26-29cm

More frequent & intense extreme weather

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Impacts for health

  • Challenges

  • Increased heat related deaths

  • Increased deaths & admissions associated with ground level ozone

  • Increase in death & injury from flooding & storms

  • Increase in flood-related mental health issues

  • Increased ground level UV

  • Opportunities

  • Increased physical recreation, reduction in obesity & CHD

  • Decrease in cold-related deaths

  • Fewer cold related admissions

  • Healthier lifestyles

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Service delivery: impacts & response

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate UK network

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate SouthWest

www.climatesouthwest.org

[email protected]

@ClimateSW

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate Ready Support Service

  • 3 year programme launched in 2012

  • Part of Government's wider adaptation programme

  • Aim: to help ‘key sectors increase their resilience to climate risks’ by incorporating climate risk management into routine business decision-making:

    • Primarily working in partnership and through others

    • Builds on our corporate objective to integrate adaptation into everything we do


Climate Ready Support Service

Two key components:

  • Free, independent online advice and support via:

    www.environment-agency.gov.uk/climateready

  • Tailored support and partnership working

    to help key sectors adapt:

    • Business & services

    • Infrastructure

    • Natural environment

    • Built environment

    • Local government

    • Health & wellbeing

    • Agriculture & forestry


Climate Ready and the NAP


National Adaptation Delivery Group


Adaptation in the new health & social care system


Adaptation Toolkit – coming soon

  • Responding to specific needs of those in the health and social care system

  • Profiling adaptation as part of core business

  • informed by stakeholders (10 councils)

  • How to assess risk to changing climate

  • How to enable action

  • How to test JSNA

  • Case studies


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