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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

Health and wellbeing in a changing climate

Jemma Knowles Climate SouthWest Project Officer

Jim Hodgson Climate Change Advisor, Climate Ready Support Service


Overview

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

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

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

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

Service delivery: impacts & response

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate uk network

Climate UK network

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate southwest

Climate SouthWest

www.climatesouthwest.org

[email protected]

@ClimateSW

Building resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate


Climate ready support service

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 service1

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

Climate Ready and the NAP


National adaptation delivery group

National Adaptation Delivery Group


Adaptation in the new health social care system

Adaptation in the new health & social care system


Adaptation toolkit coming soon

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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